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Old 25 May 2011, 11:56   #1
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Afternoon all!
My university dive club may be looking to replace our inflatable Avon with another SIB (RIB is too heavy to tow / too expensive to run for a bunch of students!). It's unlikely to happen until into next year, but does anyone know what price the WB525 is going for these days? And is there anywhere worth contacting re. 2nd hand sales? We can get funding help from the uni for these kinds of purchases, but cheaper is always better and would leave some cash spare to spend on an outboard.

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Old 25 May 2011, 12:30   #2
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Hens teeth! Hens gold teeth in fact, All boats in the milpro range very rarely come on the s/h market this side of the Atlantic and they're very expensive new.

I'd suggest you look at the Avon/Zodiac leisure range, perfectly good inflatables, plenty on the market and at a more affordable price.

There is an Avon CRRC on B&O at the moment though:
Avon Other Ribs for sale , Ex- Royal Navy Avon CRRC520 Inflatable - Boats And Outboards
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Old 25 May 2011, 12:42   #3
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Thanks for that link - we're not really looking to buy anything now but I'll keep an eye on the usual 2nd hand places in case something comes up.

The problem with the non-commercial boats is the size really. If we're not able to get a RIB we need a SIB that's at least 5m long to carry 6 divers and I've not found any of them in the leisure market (4.7m is the largest I've seen, but it's too small).
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Old 25 May 2011, 13:50   #4
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The Avon W4.65 list price is 6392 + vat + delivery so add a bit more for the larger one.
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Old 25 May 2011, 16:02   #5
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Cheers for that, I'll give you a shout when we get the go ahead, but it'll probably be around this time next year
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Worth seeing if the RNLI have any D classes coming up for disposal, though they're not the lightest things in the world...
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cheers for that, i'll give you a shout when we get the go ahead, but it'll probably be around this time next year
whoops see second post
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Trying to find a post of a chap who i beleive from Northern Ireland on here who has some Avon ex army Sibs that can take up to 6 or more? would be excellent for diving and for you,if i can find the link i will chuck it on, not sure if they were for sale tho cracking boats tho,would love one for fishing ,know what you mean by commercial tho my ex MOB one is built like a tank,lol,thorney
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