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Old 20 November 2009, 16:39   #1
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Avon Searider Replacement

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Can anyone tell me if any of the current Avon fleet come close to the Searider for stability, durabilty and handling?

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Old 20 November 2009, 16:44   #2
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they still make SRs
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You can still buy Seariders.

http://www.avon-workboats.com/
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Old 20 November 2009, 17:10   #4
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Whoops, looks like i've been told some duff info! Thanks for the link.
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best price i got for a new 5.4 with consol was 7500, extra 245 to have it in grey!! and the 4.7 was 6850 plus Vat

they have just launched the new Avon 470 to replace the 450 but its nothing up to a searider, (Avons words not mine)
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Old 20 November 2009, 18:40   #6
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they have just launched the new Avon 470 to replace the 450 but its nothing up to a searider, (Avons words not mine)


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Picking up on LizS's question are there any benefits from buying a new Searider as opposed to secondhand - clealry it will be shinny and leak free with a hull warrenty but are there any fundemental design changes??
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Picking up on LizS's question are there any benefits from buying a new Searider as opposed to secondhand - clealry it will be shinny and leak free with a hull warrenty but are there any fundemental design changes??

Not that I'm a towering authority on the subject, but I don't believe there have been any fundemental changes to the Searider since the 70s. I imagine the console designs may have changed over the years but probably the only fundemental change between the original and what you can buy new now is the windscreen/drystorage area at the nose (on the SR4), and the porn seats. Apart from that, the SR4, 4.7 and 5.4 remain unchanged.

The SR670 and 760 are both quite recent additions I believe, thay use the Zodiac Hurricane hull (a very competant one I have heard) but I don't know anything about the 8.4?
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they havent changed anything,
hope someone finds this usefull
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