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Old 18 August 2005, 08:31   #1
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HELP-Rescue Boat

My club are looking for a new rescue boat,as of yet the budget is unknown, it needs to be new. what are the toughest/best in bad weather. our humbers are rubbish in heavy weather. it can be no longer than 6mt and no more than a 50hp outboard, any suggestions??
are vikings/tornados better than humbers??? (for this pourpose)
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Old 18 August 2005, 09:11   #2
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I would definitely look at the following:
Tornado
Ribcraft (We ((Uni of Pompey Sailing Club) have a 4.8 and it's very dry if a little light)
Avon Searider 5.4 - fantastic sea boats but a wet ride.

Sure others on the forum will pile in with suggestions soon, sit tight and wait for the information tidal wave to begin!
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Old 18 August 2005, 09:14   #3
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From my experience of both Humbers and Tornados in the 5.5 - 6.5m bracket I would have to say that the Tornado is a better heavy weather boat hands down!!

If the boat needs to be new and a tough hard-wearing boat I would seriously reccommend an XS-RIB. They are very competitively priced and there hulls are based on the larger 3-spray rail Tornado designs. In fact the XS-550 and XS-600 hulls are arguably better than the equivalent Tornado 5.5 and 6.0 as the Tornado have yet to be updated to the newer 3-rail hull. They are a very dry boat and give a comfortable ride. The performance is good too if you fancy a blast . They grip well in turns and the deep-V hull warps towards the transom to a deadrise of 23 degrees so top-end is impressive also. Mine's very economical, even with the 150 Opti I average 1.2 nm/litre (includes high speed stuff and running the boat heavily loaded!!)

They are UK-built and the customer-service from Barnet Marine is second to none, I'm sure many on here will agree. They truly are a custom boat and Barnet are very happy to make any modifications that you may need, etc.

Have a look here www.xs-ribs.co.uk & here: http://www.boat-finder.com/17858/ind...ve_menu_id=789

http://www.rib.net/forum/search.php?searchid=222306

http://www.rib.net/forum/search.php?searchid=222307
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Old 18 August 2005, 11:24   #4
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btw has anyone got a price list for new humber asaults???
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Old 18 August 2005, 12:00   #5
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btw has anyone got a price list for new humber asaults???
http://www.ribworld.co.uk/backend/boat.php?boatid1=3
Hi,

It seems from Humber's sales page that the boats retail hull, console and tubes for about 3000-3500 ish.

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Old 18 August 2005, 12:03   #6
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im in scotland so it doesnt really matter, long way either way
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Old 18 August 2005, 13:57   #7
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im in scotland so it doesnt really matter, long way either way
You can trial and buy an XS from CJ Marine at Troon Yacht Haven. Andrew McCormack is the owner and I'm sure will be very happy to advise you on the XS range, which will save you travelling all the way to Barnet Marine (London) if you want a sea trial (He has both the XS700 and XS600 available for sea trial).

Myself, I love Tornado!
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Old 18 August 2005, 14:05   #8
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i thnk we are going for a viking 500 with a yamaha 50hp outboard, if i can find out how much they and the remote steering parts costalso, will they do a nice big RESCUE along the side??
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Old 18 August 2005, 14:21   #9
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i thnk we are going for a viking 500 with a yamaha 50hp outboard, if i can find out how much they and the remote steering parts costalso, will they do a nice big RESCUE along the side??
Try this link, to Barnet Marine:

http://www.ribs.co.uk/page/documents


There are two Viking pricing PDFs - one for standard Viking costs and one for Viking packages. The Viking 500 package with Yamaha 60 is 10300.


And I'm sure Laurence Lock will be delighted to put "RESCUE" down the side!
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Old 18 August 2005, 19:45   #10
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Expect it to cost a lot less than the package list price, always has on all the quotes I've had from them!!
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