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Old 12 March 2017, 13:31   #11
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this forum as you can see isn't the biggest avon adventure supporters club and it is understandable as Avon were the boys to beat not long ago in this size range.

having owned a 560 adventure i have no regrets but i came from a cabin boat so it was infinitely better than what i was in at the time.

i had no issues with the thickness of the hull on mine nor did any deck fittings come adrift at any time,YMMV.

are they as well built as my ribcraft-no, but they are not in the same price bracket as you would expect.

with that said, if you have 15k ish i would wait it out for something else.
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Old 12 March 2017, 18:57   #12
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I think Debrus has said it all. My Adventure 560 was a good first rib for me, and not too much money. I never felt it was unsafe, and although some parts were not as well put together as they might be, it did me well.

However I like my Ribcraft 585 a lot more, but it was more money. It is a better sea boat and a better ride. It is also quite a lot heavier!

Something like a Ribeye might be a compromise between.
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Old 12 March 2017, 19:50   #13
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Thanks to you all for the construction comments.

I already own a Jeanneau Marlin 655 which I intend to keep. I want the RIB for waters ports and getting out in marginal weather for some fun. I also want to be able to chase the Fastnet boats as well as act as a camera platform for the Round the Island Race (just for mates - not professionally).

I am going to wait and search for a Rib eye or Ribcraft. I don't want to have to change boat again if I can avoid it. I could go to £20k for the right one.

Thanks again for your contributions - much appreciated.

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Old 13 March 2017, 05:17   #14
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Thanks to you all for the construction comments.

I already own a Jeanneau Marlin 655 which I intend to keep. I want the RIB for waters ports and getting out in marginal weather for some fun. I also want to be able to chase the Fastnet boats as well as act as a camera platform for the Round the Island Race (just for mates - not professionally).

I am going to wait and search for a Rib eye or Ribcraft. I don't want to have to change boat again if I can avoid it. I could go to £20k for the right one.

Thanks again for your contributions - much appreciated.

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Given your intended use I.e a chase boat in "marginal conditions" then you've made the right decision imo. You need to be looking at the "industrial" end of the market rather than the leisure end. Naturally, I'd recommend Ribcraft , but I would certainly have a 6.5 Redbay on your list, if you can find one. Also Osprey & the bigger Humbers, however, watch out for the build quality on the Humbers, it can vary.
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Old 13 March 2017, 10:47   #15
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I own an Adventure 560. The hull rides rough because of the profile. The planing pad is very large, so if you overtrim for high speeds, the keel does not hit the waves correctly. Also, it is a very light hull, around 325 kg if memory serves. I've noticed the ride quality when heavily loaded is MUCH better than with a light load.
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Old 13 March 2017, 11:26   #16
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I own an Adventure 560. The hull rides rough because of the profile. The planing pad is very large, so if you overtrim for high speeds, the keel does not hit the waves correctly. Also, it is a very light hull, around 325 kg if memory serves. I've noticed the ride quality when heavily loaded is MUCH better than with a light load.


A bit of weight "generally" improves the ride on most boats in rough conditions. It keeps the hull in the water rather than bouncing along on the top. A bag of sand in the bow locker is greatly underrated
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Old 13 March 2017, 12:02   #17
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Not a big fan..it's ALL down to what you want to do with it...
Unless your 100% sure of your of Boating needs...and the Boats suitability for them...if not,you may very well need to do some more homework to avoid being disappointed in the future....and regret not purchasing a better made more robust boat with better sea keeping.
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I've owned a 560 and would agree with Matt H's post.
In fact, with 15 - 20k to spend it would be bottom of my list!
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Old 13 March 2017, 19:14   #19
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If you are after a Ribcraft 585, you might contact Whisper on here as he seems to know of most of the ones for sale!
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