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Old 25 May 2015, 11:17   #1
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5.5-6.0 m

Any suggestions on manufacturers of 5.5-6 m ribs, with decent seaworthy hulls please.
Needs seating for 4.
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Old 25 May 2015, 12:07   #2
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Ribcraft 585 seems to be the tool for the rough stuff.!!
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I'm biased, but the Redbay Stormforce 6.1 is a decent sea boat and only a shade outside your spec.
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Old 25 May 2015, 13:17   #4
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Osprey presumably should be on the list.

Rib Quest.

Humber (correct shape)

Searider 5.4 obviously...

Parker

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I'm biased, but the Redbay Stormforce 6.1 is a decent sea boat and only a shade outside your spec.
It's a stunning "sea boat" - (have you run a tape on your's yet? )

Avon 5.4 - much smaller and wetter
Delta Dash - slightly smaller and wetter
Parker 510 - just a wee "slapper"
Humber - would need to be an Oceanpro to get close
Ribquest - no idea but I hear they're nice boats
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Zodiac pro 5.5 with 100- 115hp very stable and good for 25-30 kts rides chop well.
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Ribcraft 585 - mine was very capable in a big sea with a 140 on the back - even with 4 divers and a mountain of kit.
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manufacturers of 5.5-6 m ribs, with decent seaworthy hulls please.
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Zodiac pro 5.5
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Osprey presumably should be on the list.

Rib Quest.

Humber (correct shape)

Searider 5.4 obviously...

Parker

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Searider 5.4 obviously...

Although the spec was = seating for 4.
So I would say a SR5.4 is not the best choice. IMHO
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