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Old 11 March 2017, 14:58   #1
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Advice please.

I have my eyes on an Avon 620 adventure (2007) with Yamaha 150hp. Very little instrumentation. Trailer included. In overall good condition.

Asking price is £19000. I've offered £15000.

Now I know price is almost literally in the eye of the beholder.

However I would welcome your expert comments.

Thanks
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Old 11 March 2017, 15:01   #2
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I've offered £15000.

Now I know price is almost literally in the eye of the beholder.
True enough. Personally, I'd call him back and offer a bit less?
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I've just noticed that this thread was originally posted in "RIBs for sale" and as such - no-one but Admin could reply. I've moved it here so the Adventure owners can now bail in and give me grief!
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Old 11 March 2017, 17:43   #4
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Mmm ,I have noticed several of this style of boat ,at 10 years or so old for this sort of money ,but to be honest I personally would,nt feel comfortable to buy a 10 year old 150hp engine no matter what it was mounted on without thinking What if ? ,what would the boat be worth without an engine ? ,maybe I am just a wimp, must say this is only my personnel uneducated opinion ,but then I am a potential customer for this type of boat ! ,but I would prefer at least a couple of years of engine warranty
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Old 11 March 2017, 18:24   #5
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I would not worry too much about a 10 year old engine if it has reasonably low hours, and has been well maintained. My engine is 2005, but runs very sweetly.

I had an Adventure 560 before my Ribcraft. The Adventure gets a lot of criticism on Ribnet, and it is probably not the rib for very rough weather. If your boating is less ambitious, you do get a lot of boat for your money.
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Old 12 March 2017, 04:32   #6
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If your boating is less ambitious, you do get a lot of boat for your money.
Surely that depends how much money - which is essentially the OP's question?
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Difficult to be exact in price without a little more info (engine hours, service history, 4-stroke or HPDI, etc). However, I don't think £15k is too far out

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I can't comment on the price of this boat, but we had an Avon Adventure 620 with a Yam 115 4-stroke for a number of years, and it was a great all round boat. We kept it in the water year round and it was in constant use come rain or shine.

Agreed it's not the deepest V hull out there, and isn't the best choice for offshore cruising, but we never felt uncomfortable in ours in trips along the South Coast between IoW and Weymouth. With the 115 Yam it was beautifully balanced, and driven more considerately handled very nicely.
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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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As said. I had a 560,l it was awful to the point of being unusable if it got really rough, the hulls are soooo thin, Such a shame as they could of got it so right.
Stupid outhill consoles didn't help held on by self tappers hence they went out of business as the level of new fit requests went out of the window.

I bought mine as a bare hull. (Its just a shorter version of the 6.2m) and built it up completely.

Personally I would look at Ribcraft 585 or bigger... XS Ribs even a later Ribeye.
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