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Old 04 October 2009, 08:44   #1
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Best Residual Rib/ Sea Rib

Guys I would like your opinion on

What Ribs you think have the best residual value and what are the best sea Ribs out there
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Old 04 October 2009, 09:54   #2
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Guys I would like your opinion on

What Ribs you think have the best residual value and what are the best sea Ribs out there
Whoa! Now there's a couple of questions. There's certainly no definitive answer to either. Some lengths would narrow things down a bit. Obviously a 10m boat will handle sea far better than a 5.45.

The best you'll get will be opinions which could well be biased towards the brand the contributor owns and his lack of experience/knowledge of other brands.

Ribquest may well appear in both answers. Redbay may not.

Good luck.
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Old 04 October 2009, 10:10   #3
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Mr SJ Hopper,

I think you need to put some limits on your questions, otherwise there are just too many alternatives at vastly different prices. to take an absurd example, the SACS "Orgasmo" will take care of you in any weather, and holds incredible prices, but is probably out of range for most of us mortals. At least, it is for me, as I don't want to spend that much on a boat.
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Old 04 October 2009, 11:42   #4
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I will also add

that you can spend a whole lot of time looking for the best sea boat (with good residual value) - I know, I did (and still do) - without solving another important piece of the puzzle: yourself (although for all I know you could be an absolutely expert driver, and lucky, to boot). But, take a look at the article on this page (http://www.hotribs.com/02articles/00...delta-ribs.asp).
On this note, I am also grateful to Tony (Gsy) for putting me straight in a non-nonsense way when he wrote in a thread just recently:
[the boat] "will handle all the Crap out there BUT YOU WON'T. It will be WET, BUMPY, and NOT FUN."
Having said that, I am interested in people's replies to your questions, and hope we get a good, intelligent, informative discussion re. this matter.
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Old 04 October 2009, 12:51   #5
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Good Seaboats and resale value go hand in hand IMO. As for resale values....

Osprey, Redbay, Ribcraft all have the necessary history behind then to mean that they are a well trusted second hand buy, Many others are either new (so little info to go by) or have a bit of a dubious history that tends to have quite a big impact on resale value.

I would certainly say you made the best decision based on the boats you were looking at on both counts. Its just a shame you did not get round to trialling a Vipermax .
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Old 05 October 2009, 04:00   #6
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my opinion could be bias, but the best way to look at it is find the boats that don't come up for sale often, they are usually sold by the owners to somebody who already wants. they fetch the most money when resold
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Nice idea,

be nice if you could list such boats. I.e. the manufacturers.
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Redbay may not.
'Ere, I wuz sleepin! Who yanked me flippin' chain?
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Another way of looking at this question may be in terms of "Fitness for Purpose". A five year old "flash" leisure rib or yacht tender will be perfectly sound, but may no longer impress the intended market and doesn't suit any other, so lower values on the resale scene, possibly?
On the other side, a used dive rib or "tufty" offshore rib will still check the boxes for a new owner, and more practical considerations like engine hours, tube condition, electronic's functionality and trailer may have more bearing. An very crappy old Delta will have no shortage of suitors bearing hard cash....
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crappy old Delta will have no shortage of suitors bearing hard cash....
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