Originally Posted by kieron
Hi new to the site, been into hard boats in the past but leaning towards a rib now I am getting older!!!!, looking at something like a Revenger (bit expensive), scorpion, etc once was taken out in a Phantom Evo which was very impressive. My main question that new Leeway boats seem very good value for money against the rest (WHY)?. Are cougar ribs any good, which would be good as an all rounder? Scorpion, cougar. looking to go fast now and again but cruise when required.
Having had both Scorpion and Cougar ribs they are both very good boats! You dont say if you are buying new or used or what sort of budget you are looking at .
The Cougar is a faster hull with the twin step but the Scorpion is more forgiving to the less experienced helm in my view! they are much of a muchness in terms of build but like for like, the Cougars will be cheaper than the Scorpions
There is a cracking Cougar R8 for sale on here currently which is "set your hair alight" fast or if you want to spend a little less i could be persuaded to part with our R9 (inboard diesel version of the R8) for the right money.
Get yourself out on the boats and you will feel the difference between manufacturers. if you want a look at an R9 let me know and can arrange a time!h