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Old 29 May 2016, 17:13   #1
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First rib, Ribeye 785 vs XS Ribs 700

Looking at these two boats for my first rib for visiting other Channel Islands and France , does anyone have any experience or view s on these two models.

Ribeye S785 boat for sale

XS 700 boat for sale


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Old 30 May 2016, 12:07   #2
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Looking at these two boats for my first rib for visiting other Channel Islands and France , does anyone have any experience or view s on these two models.

Ribeye S785 boat for sale

XS 700 boat for sale


Thanks in advance
Both boats would do the job nicely. They are somewhat different styles though, and different budgets too. An extra 0.85m and 100hp is not to be sniffed at but will cost you at both the pump and marina/storage fees.
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Both boats would do the job nicely. They are somewhat different styles though, and different budgets too. An extra 0.85m and 100hp is not to be sniffed at but will cost you at both the pump and marina/storage fees.
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Yep the wife is keen on the Ribeye, although I have read that they suffered from poor build quality in the past, which improved over the years. Had quality improved by 2006?

Cant find much about the ribeye 785 are they considered a good sea keeping boat and does this one look a fair price?

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Yep the wife is keen on the Ribeye, although I have read that they suffered from poor build quality in the past, which improved over the years. Had quality improved by 2006?

Cant find much about the ribeye 785 are they considered a good sea keeping boat and does this one look a fair price?

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Hi Mike,

Just come across this post and i'm in a similar dilemma - which did you end up going for?

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