No it`s not me, we have 3 225 optimax but changing them to another brand, we been having around 10 brakedowns on our optimaxes, we had one Osprey Seaharrier 6,6m with a Yamaha 200 HPDI (52 knots, 6 seatings) boat runned around 350 hours without any problems, and know there is another guy doing chartering with it and engine just goes and goes, pretty strange how different it can be, ha ha.
I tried go in on the link you have but it does`nt work.
I believe you about the experience you had in 4m waves, offcourse it helps when it`s fully loaded with people and fuel, but still, one day it`s not 14 people onboard, maybee a charter with 5 people and than you will have the advantage by having a heavy boat.
It`s always hard to get a boat that is perfect for all conditions.
One thing that you also should look into, i guess you will drive pretty much in open sea, a hard nose boat is a recomendation, a rib with tubes in bow can be bad sometimes, diving in waves time after time is hard for the tubes, specially big boats with twin engines, the pressure on the tubes in bow is really tuff and after a while the tubes can get loose from hull.
There is more and more companies that start to have a model with hard noses.
I was down in Italy on a competition 2 weeks ago, see www.aquaraid.com
or our team homepage www.narcotic.be
and there you will see the advantage with hard noses.
They just dive thrue the waves without any damages on the tubes and the boat will not a have quick stop in the same way as a boat with tubes in bow.
Jag körde faktiskt en riktigt härlig resa längs hela norska kusten i början av sommaren, startade i Kirkenes och slutade i Oslo, jag hoppade av i din hemstad Trondheim.
Fantastisk upplevelse, vi körde med 3 st Opsrey Falcon 8,2m.
Du kan gå in under galleri här på Rib net så ser du lite bilder från resan.