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Old 04 September 2012, 13:12   #1
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Buying a rib got a quote dunno about boat though, Help !!

Boat is a XPRO Defender 535 RED ORCA HYPALON with a 70 hp suzuki DF70.

boats brand new and at a great price.
Comes with all the gadgets a man can ask for haha, what u guys think??
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Old 04 September 2012, 13:16   #2
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Old 04 September 2012, 13:38   #3
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Kind of tough to form a meaningful opinion without info like price, included equipment, etc.

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Old 04 September 2012, 14:16   #4
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List is 14k for the basic rib with engine, 1200 for trailer, 1200 for VHF, GPS & Sonar, 800 for A frame with lights, 800 for seats. Thats 18k all in. So what have you talked them down to? And what extras have you got... Anchor, flares, fenders, cover etc. A frame seems over priced as does paying for a double console. And I reckon you are over paying for VHF etc... (VHF 200, Aeriel 100, Plotter 400, Fishfinder 200)
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Old 04 September 2012, 15:03   #5
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Where are they made?
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Old 04 September 2012, 15:06   #6
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I think they are Chinese imports Sea swift sell em..Seaswift Boats - Astonishing value on hard boats, RIBs, inflatables and tenders | 3D Tender X-Pro Defender RIB
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Old 04 September 2012, 15:17   #7
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IF they are chinese, I wouldn't touch it with a barge pole no matter how cheap it is. Just my opinion.
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Old 04 September 2012, 15:23   #8
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Thats 18k all in. So what have you talked them down to?
Thats roughly the same price as a Valiant D520 + Suzuki 70 package, Or a Humber Destroyer 5.5 with Mariner 75HP. Or an XS540 with 80HP Mercury...

No idea how big a deal there is to negotiate on any of them.

There could be a never ending debate on which is better. PERSONALLY having had no experience of XPRO and positive encounters with all the others I'd have been inclined to rate them more highly, but that is not to say the XPRO couldn't convince me otherwise - just that they'd have a harder starting point.
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Old 04 September 2012, 16:04   #9
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is it an alloy hull I looked at the alloy hull range earlier this year and was impressed with the features and quality of the boat for the price .
I ended up with a rib eye that appears to have the same hull , only because i got a really good deal on it and it was a little bit bigger . But the xpro tubes had more features and fittings .

As for the suzuki 70 i had one on a valliant 490 it was a really nice motor and very good on juice quiet , but a bit heavy for a boat under 5m , so may be great on the 535 . The x pro i would say is better built than my valliant was . The hull on my little 430 gives a great ride for such a small boat and handles far better than the valiant hull did . I would say it was quite a bit deeper V
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is it an alloy hull I looked at the alloy hull range earlier this year
Don't think they do an alloy hull over 4.2m
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