Originally posted by Richard B
which is a superb RIB for the money.
. Grayswish is 99.99999% sold to someone on the Forum... i've had a substantial deposit and await collection!
Back to your question Andy, it really does depend upon what you want this boat for, but i can't really see any advantage of this over a small RIB with a similar price tag (accept, that this is much, much newer than any RIB you could get for under £5k).
It's on a trailer and the engine will be too heavy to really man-handle on and off into, say, a boot. 40hp - is that tiller steer? That would be quite a handfull too i would think. In summary, still have to tow it, trailer launch it (ie need good slipway...) and it'll be 'interesting' to handle with little or no 'V' to the hull. Compaire this to a smaller SIB which you can store in the boot (or in Brians RIB in Keith's case) or a RIB, albeit older, but with a console, steering, romotes, electic start, better sea keeping, able to ski off...
That all said i'm NOT a SIB expert, and it'll still be great fun!
Let us know what you intend to do with it and prehaps we'll change our mind???