G'day Ian, I am lead to believe that ex U.S military gear can only be sold to U.S citizens and couldnt be taken out of the US. Not sure why ! But I did a fair bit research regarding importing a rib and that was told to me on a couple of occasions. I was looking at buying an ex-US navy rib off a guy called Todd,from a place called rhibunlimited,near long beach California. He said that he hadn't heard of the surplus gear staying in the US thing. So maybe it can only be sold from the govt. to a citizen,then that person can sell it to whoever they want! Anyway check out Rhibsunlimited.com. He had quite a few 7.3 m ribs. All cummins inboard diesels. Spoke to a couple of guys that had imported boats. One of them said he had an ok experience and one guy said try to find one in oz before you go down that road. I was lucky enough to find an ex Australian navy Zodiac Hurricane 7.3m that had been recreationalised and new tubes for under $50k. Saw one on eBay about 2.5 years ago,hull only , for starting price of $20k, so they are around. All the best mate, Todd. By the way I'm in Queensland, Australia and a little obsessed with ribs also.