I have received the offer for 6m robustboat RIB.
It is not deep V type RIB (which I prefer). Of course this type of hull will go on plane easily and can go faster with smaller engine than deep V.
It is different design, material (mine is painted ALU).
When I search internet "ALU RIB" Ribcraft occurs also.
Did they make ALU RIB ?
Generally I do prefer to buy from international company.
I do travel with boat a lot.
Not idea if Highfields subsidiary in Greece, Croatia can help immediately (in any case). Probably will change mine boat before guarantee end and buy another new one.
Maybe super-solid one (but not military - leisure one) be another solution even without subsidiary in other countries. Maybe mine approach is better for cars not boats. But I do not have any Sea in range of 6 hrs of towing boat so mine needs are different than UK people (for example).
But would like to have again ALU RIB as next boat - can not explain why.