I went to see the setup at Coastline Ribs last week and went out on the 8.5m that was at Ribex I also went out on the 7m. The 8.5m is a customerís boat, they use it for demo's etc, it was the first 8.5m they have built, and Number 2 is in the mould at the moment. I have taken out Scorpions, Parkers, Ribtecs, Avonís and I own a Ribcraft at the moment, so I have felt how a few different hulls handle. It was really messy in the Solent, but I think the 8.5 Coastline is one of the most impressive boats I have been out in for a long while! With 500hp on tap it really preformed, but she still felt very composed in the rough. The 7m was also a fantastic ride, very soft on entry with a 24 degree dead rise. Great RIB's with a bright future I think.