Hello @Nick, those were my thoughts.
But I do like very much Paleochora in Crete and believe me on south part of Crete there is not any service for rent a RIB. The same in Argolid Goulf even in Nafplio (my second favorite place in Greece). I found RIB service near Athens but for delivery to Nafplio (delivery and pickup) they calculate more than for 7 days charter.
I'm heavy man (92 kg and 190 cm) but other members of Family are very slim.
I still do not know if I would like to keep it in Greece or to use it occasionally in Poland. I'm old but I'm beginner for boating . I made my licence 1 year ago plus RYA SRC-DSC certificate. And these vacation were best in our life (even we use HONWAVE only). We would like to make long trips and discover many places.
So I would like to find:
1. Lighter possible boat fit for my family
2. Lighter because of
- petrol consumption
- coast type (wild beaches in Greece - occasionally port)
I can go to Greece even for 6 weeks. I have not a problem to cook for family and I prefer very cheap region in Greece (apartament 50 EUR per day, 1kg of Sea Bass 10 EUR in market). They are cheap because there are not any big hotels around, still wild nature around, etc).
I think that in UK you have really serious Sea conditions so bigger RIBs are better.
In Peloponese or South of Creete there are not very big waves in Summer, it is hot weather is very stable. There is every day thermal wind (sometimes strong) but usually it case not bigger waves than 50cm.
Don't you think that OM540 be big enough for my Family ?
Daughter is 15-en now, boys 12. Maybe after few years she will not prefer to spend vacation with family ...
It will be nice to use boat in Poland also I suppose. We have a lot of lakes.
Haha - I was so happy when I have not boat licence - I had not such problems than I currently have