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Old 31 August 2009, 14:14   #1
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Anyone got a Cabin Rib Zodiac N-Z0?

Hi All

I am new to Ribnet having sulked away for many years on YBW.com, and have decided to get a dayboat for the North Wales coastline, and what I really like is the new Zodiac N-Z0.

Did anyone read the article in september Motor Boat Monthly on Cabin Ribs? the Zodiac N-Z0, looks pretty good as a day boat, and the review was good apart from the comment on power. I was thinking about a RIB or maybe a small cuddy sports boat anyway as an option for day boating, and the idea of a RIB with the addition of a dry area and a loo for the swmbo makes it look a good package, and the pricing is pretty OK as well.

It seems to cover the odd overnight, the good day out, ski-ing and fishing, and good handling, and with a better engine, could be a nice package, and I can dry store it or tow it.

For those who havent seen it, its nearly 7m, with a 3.2m beam, and is priced from 37,000 - currently it has a 225hp outboard, although it looks as though there may be a faster option available.

Strikes me as a good deal, and I hope to take a look at the model they have at Southampton boat show, but would be interested if anyone has actually been in one, or test driven it?

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Old 31 August 2009, 19:19   #2
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They also reviewed it in Sports Boat and RIB, either in June or July. Review seemed okay - as a genuine entry into the cabin rib market. Unfortunately there were no internal pictures, which seems crazy for a full boat review. Knowing Zodiac, everything will be an option. Colour scheme also looks a bit iffy - but that's just my personal taste.
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Is this the N-Z0 you are looking for ? If so, seems 2 EFI 90 HP are much cheaper than 1 225 HP, this boat is complete cracyness for local use as the Pacific is very calm. This one has a central drive seat and 2 lateral seats. For that price, an expensive new kid at the marina indeed.

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I found some images of the internal cabin - not the most luxury in the world, but not bad for the size of the RIB.
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Hi

Excuse the ignorance, but is this a Zodiac rib? If so, I can't find it on the zodiac ribs site.
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Excuse the ignorance, but is this a Zodiac rib? If so, I can't find it on the zodiac ribs site.
http://www.zodiac.fr/model/154/equipment
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Tx. Tony

I was looking here:
http://www.zodiac-boats.co.uk/pro.htm
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I was looking at your site, especially the poker run. That's a nifty looking machine in pic 5. What is it?
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Pretty basic internally. For a similarly priced sportsboat (not RIB), the level of specification would be far superior. However, you're paying for its sea-keeping abilities, so I suppose you have to weigh up the pros and cons.
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