Rogue you have a good sense of humour
Eksrae I am seriously in that path but I'm looking all possibilities though. However, from what I have seen so far I think that you may be correct and although an aly RIB may be a bit (NOT A LOT) more expensive in some cases than the Fibre Glass equivalent is much more rigid and will outlast it IMHO and the humble opinion of the manufacturers.
Will see a few RIBs in November in Sweden with Janis possibly and will take it from there.
Hope the horses boat appears sometime soon so that I can have a look at that too.