Originally Posted by johnyelland1234
Yup, just putting it out there for information, I never said I was buying a boat any time. Just curious.
It's an option that i'd like to explore for the future and thats why I came to this site.
mmm... its an odd way to start, look at buying commercial dive boat then get trained to dive... assuming you are not a troll, or just posting to indirectly promote the advertised RIB - then:
1). Yes that boat is well suited to traveling to/from dive sites. The divers here may have specific ideas on whats good or bad about boat layouts (space for kitting up, bottle storage, seating arrangements, load/balance etc).
2). How much fuel you use will depend on how heavily the boat is loaded as well as the engine and the boat, and of course how far your going etc. The cost to you will also depend on if you are operating commercially - as then you may be able to claim back duty and/or VAT. Fuel economies of 1 L/Nm at cruising speed are considered good on "family" boats - I wouldn't be surprised if you were double that.
3). Going down the commercially coded route is not really for a hobby its for business. Search the commercial bit of the forum for whats required - but you'll have extra insurance, training, equipment costs before you start. Its also pretty competitive - and its not like you are going to have a fantastic USP like "30 years local diving experience" to base your charters around.