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Old 08 August 2016, 21:37   #1
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Advice on value of my First Rib Purchase!?

hello guys of the RIB forumn. i have been looking into rib boats for a while now and i really like them as they are such a diverse boat. now because i liked them so much i am interested in buying one.

i have found a boat that i think might be a good deal and was wondering if someone could give me a valuation (please only if you know what you are talking about).
ps. does not come with engine or trailer
it has seats and center console
and im in australia so please value in aud or note currency, cheers
here is the description:

length of pontoons is 5.5 m
The pontoons are double layer as it's an old rescue boat that was in survey and are made from Achilles 2 ply hypalon fabric
fuel tank around 200lt

Registered for 12 people
2m beam
Depth 0.5 m
Draft 0.3


I've had the pontoons check over by a specialist and he only found one small repair which he fixed and he was very happy with the condition of the pontoons and the fiber glass hull
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Old 09 August 2016, 05:13   #2
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Post some pictures and the year and possibly someone will come along with info.
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Old 09 August 2016, 06:40   #3
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5.5mtr X 2mtr.....12 people ????
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Old 09 August 2016, 15:21   #4
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5.5mtr X 2mtr.....12 people ????
Yes that just means you can stick 12 pax on it without it sinking.
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Old 09 August 2016, 18:26   #5
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Please help with Valuation Of First RIB?!

hello members of the ribnet forumns. i have been looking at these boats for a while and have come to the conclusion that they are awesome boats.

i found what i think could be a good deal and was wondering if someone could value it for me.
things to note
- i am in AUS so please tell me currency if you are giving figures
- this is just the boat with no trailer, electronics, steering or motor
- it is an old ex rescue gemini













the description pretty much says
- 5.5 meter x 2m beam x depth 0.5 x draft 0.3
- 200lt fuel tank
- is an old ex rescue boat made with double layer achilles hypalon
- it is registered to 12 people max hp of 140
- it was taken to a specialist who said it was in good condition and he made one small repair

thanks you guys for your help!
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Old 09 August 2016, 19:32   #6
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Personally looks like a heap of work and money to pile into an old boat and trailer. I'm sure you have been searching boatsales.com.au as well as gumtree etc. Do you also look at graysonline, who tend to have all the ex government boats up for auction.

You have to ask what value would you be able to re-sell that on for once finished compared to buying something much newer.

I'm currently looking for a rib for a mate and there are some pretty good deals about especially if you don't mind travelling a little for one.

When I was looking for mine I had several to chose from, from a 12 month old Gemini 550 with a 90 merc 4 stroke with 46 hrs at $2300 to a 6 month old zodiac pro tour with a yam 4 stroke with 38 hrs on it for $21500. Both of those came with decent electronics and safety gear.

Just after buying the zodiac the Victorian fisheries sold around 10 boats including ribs at silly low prices.

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Would I be interested in buying that as a project NO.

Reason why, to much work and you are still left with an old boat and trailer.

A similar boat to this one you are looking at was on eBay in Victoria with a trailer about 12 months ago and sold for $700. I did price new tubes, replacement trailer, engine and fitting etc which put it well above what I paid for a 6 month old boat on a heavy duty trailer etc.

New trailer $3500
New engine fitted $13000- $16000 70-90 hp.
Battery wiring and radio $1000
Anchor, rope chain and other safety gear $500
Plotter sounder $500++++
Just to add the sun damage from here in Aus is far worse than virtually anywhere else in the world so be prepared to replace those old tubes once you start hitting a few wave putting them under pressure.

There are much better boats to invest money into.

Just my opinion.
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thanks guys.
after looking at boat sales for some other boats i realised that there are 100's of boats that are far better value then this.
thanks again.
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