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Old 04 June 2017, 12:00   #1
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A boat for one summer (lowest depreciation)

Dipping my toes into the RIB world and am looking for a 5-7m rib that will be fun, reliable and safe.(My background - Level 2 course booked for this week. No RIB driving experience but many hours spent cold & wet dressed up in green, sitting in the bow. Plan to explore the North Cornwall coast this summer/autumn.)

Purchase cost is not important but depreciation is. I'd rather buy a RIB for 30,000 and sell it for 28,000 in a years time than spend 10,000 and sell it for 5,000.

What RIBs hold their value best and will be fun, reliable and safe?

Appreciate any positive feedback. Not really interested in negative feedback thank you.
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Old 04 June 2017, 14:38   #2
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Dipping my toes into the RIB world and am looking for a 5-7m rib that will be fun, reliable and safe.(My background - Level 2 course booked for this week. No RIB driving experience but many hours spent cold & wet dressed up in green, sitting in the bow. Plan to explore the North Cornwall coast this summer/autumn.)

Purchase cost is not important but depreciation is. I'd rather buy a RIB for 30,000 and sell it for 28,000 in a years time than spend 10,000 and sell it for 5,000.

What RIBs hold their value best and will be fun, reliable and safe?

Appreciate any positive feedback. Not really interested in negative feedback thank you.
I'd say..
Go low hours,British made/manufactured,service history,single petrol outboard (adequate power!)...decent equipment/electronics and with conventional layout....although you may decide you want to keep it!
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Old 04 June 2017, 15:22   #3
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Buy carefully & you could break even or maybe turn a profit. Stick to popular layouts/recognised manufacturers etc. Your buying criteria are slightly different from most folks as you are looking to sell on in the short term. You have a healthy budget so you have "buying power" use it wisely & you could make a few bob.
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Old 04 June 2017, 15:55   #4
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Appreciate your experience.

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Zodiac Pro Open 650s hold used value pretty well.
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