Originally Posted by toonpirate
I'm still debating the RIB / SIB thing. My heart is saying ex RNLI D class. My head is stating this RIB !
Sibs have many things going for them, but for normal domestic use D class doesn't really bring those benefits (relatively heavy, too big to fold up easily, 40hp heavy to manhandle). So unless you have a special need for a big tiller steered sib then you are being sacked in to the RNLI "pedigree". These days that usually means you get a very tired boat that has been well (ab)used before you get it, but with a premium exRNLI price tag.
If it's going to be used on a trailer anyway, the Searider is more suited to *most* leisure use.