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Old 26 August 2002, 16:12   #1
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Advise pse; Selva 5.1

Hi All,

I have had a look at the above boat today and got a price for the 5.1m with a 60hp for the boat show. RRP 11,3 K, Boat show about 9 k. Seems very good value to me, but is it?

Does anybody have any comments about this type of boat?

I am looking for a family type rib 2+2 plus a bit of club rescue for use in the solent. My max about 10K

Any help would be useful.
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Old 26 August 2002, 16:16   #2
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Seem to recall RIB International magazine tested Selva's a couple of years ago and were less than complimentary about the handling. They may have a report online at www.ribmagazine.com

Are you definately after a new rig or would second hand be OK? If the latter then there are loads of boats around in your price range.

One recommendation I would make if you want to do any really serious Ribbing (& I would include the club rescue in this) is to go for jockey seats rather than benches every time.

HTH,
Alan
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Old 26 August 2002, 16:33   #3
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Thanks Alan,
I wonder when this review was done and it will be interesting showing it to the salesman.
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Old 27 August 2002, 04:38   #4
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Hi!

If you understand french language, here is summary of a test made by magazine "pneumag":

http://www.pneumag.com/essai.php?d=41


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Old 27 August 2002, 05:55   #5
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Hi,

Selva is a typical italian school design RIB, meaning
a) a medium V (usually 35 - 45 degrees in the bow)
b) tudes are not clear off the water when the boat is on plane.

There are pros and cons in this design, which is primarily drived
from the italian taxation laws for boats with outboards, according to which you are taxed by the size of your outboard.

The pros of the design are
a) smaller engine requirements
b) lower planning speed
c) bigger internal width in comparison with a same size deep V boat with plenty of internal storage room.
d) better stability when the boat is at rest (moored)

The cons are Sea handling. They are seaworhty but you have to slow down in rough seas. Getting off the water and landing is going to be a painful experience for you and the boat.

Their design is primarily as a family recreational rib, and you have to make a compromise if you fancy a bit of "sporty" ribbing.

Appart from that , selvas are well built and good value for money.
Selva is probably the only rib manufacturers who offers a complete solution (Rib plus outboards). The last two years they signed an agreement with yamaha and most of their outboard models are yamaha's with a different colour.

Hope this helps

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Old 27 August 2002, 16:13   #6
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Thanks for the reply's.
I did notice that the engine had Yamaha stamped all over it, apart from the cover. I take it this is a good deal then if i can put up with it not being the most sporty rib out there and it seems to me to be well made in most aspects?

It also seems to be very stable when moored but not sure what it will be like with a 60 4 stroke on the back?

Once again many thanks.

I will try it out first i think. Any other boats for this price range?

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