Originally Posted by toonpirate
Thanks for the advice Fenlander, I hadn't considered the weight issue with a SIB. I'll do some more research and keep looking around. I do like the thought of a RIB, but I was thinking it was overkill for my needs.
It may be, for the first year or so then as many of us have done the move to a rib will be calling.
Welcome to the forum - my 2 pence worth - think of the sort of areas you want to go, what seat configuration do you fancy and how fast / long do you want to travel. Nothing worse than being uncomfortable or cramped. How old are teh kids, will you need something that can accommodate them now or in 3/4 years time?
This will then help to guide to a spec / design then it's finance available to look at age and specs.
I've changed boats each time the kids have outgrown the previous one due to timings of what was available, but to not have done would have meant uncomfortable rides, which equals no fun which means don't go.