First of all this is my first post and I also know next to bugger all about boating so please bear with me
A few years back four of my mates and I bought a Norman 20ft crusier with the best intentions of doing it up and going out and about on it. None of us fish, dive etc so any excursions would be just for recreational use.
Anyway years later and its still sitting there in its berth at the local marina. We go and sit on it take our kids crabbing at the marina and thats about it. All my friends have two or three young kids so getting the boat going is way down on the list at the mo.
We did get into kayaking for a bit and bought some sevylor rangers which was fun but found it was a lot of effort and kayaks are quite restictive plus we couldn't take the kids out.
The reason for the back story is to give some idea as to what type of rib i am looking for which would be basically a family safe boat, that chuggs along, but something that has a bit of ooomfff for when its just adults. The reason i'm now thinking to get a rib is that seems the best way to get out on the water for my/our needs. i.e no fuss, easy boating, minimal expense, no paddling, quick in and out of the water
The marina has a great beach that you can only get to by boat and many creeks and a seal colony so the boat would be for poodling around and getting to the beach.
We intend to either fold up after use and chuck it in the main boat, the Norman cruiser, or rest it over the bow.
I am looking at two boats one is £600 with an airdeck and the other is only £350 with an aluminium floor. Here they are and can you let me have your views please on which one to get if any, or any other suggestions are much appreciated. It obviously would be a bonus if the cheaper one was just a good, as looks wise they are equal, but would be happy to pay for the more expensive one if it was much better?
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