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Old 07 October 2015, 17:07   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Bristol
Length: 5m +
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How do I value a 25 year old RIB?

As the subject implies; how do I go about getting a fair price for buyer and seller for a 25 year old RIB?
Thanks in advance for any tips?

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Old 07 October 2015, 17:17   #2
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Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
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If the RIB and engine are runners - I'd be looking at what else they can buy that runs in that size/power bracket. Age isn't as important as condition in that general vintage, if you get my drift....

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Old 09 October 2015, 13:52   #3
Country: Finland
Town: Helsinki
Boat name: SR 5.4
Make: Avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: Toh1 3,5 Yam 90/2S
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The older it gets, the more difficult it is to establish a market value.

I bought my 1992 SR 5.4 2010. Original tubes, was far from perfect but OK' ish. At that time my idea was to use it a few years and then re tube. Now done a few minimal DIY repairs, still don't need to re tube in a few years. In my case the value of the boat without engine is not that much but for me its still worth plenty as its usable without any investments.

I know this does not help but for really old boats the price is fair when buyer and seller are both happy...
fun on a boat is inversely proportional to size...sort of anyway
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Old 10 October 2015, 13:31   #4
Country: Australia
Make: Nautica
Length: 6m +
Engine: Twin outboard
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Tubes, tubes and more tubes.

Anything else is relatively easily repairable or replaceable but knackered tubes are a big ticket item that you can't use or sell the boat without.
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Old 12 October 2015, 09:02   #5
Country: UK - England
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Everything works reasonably well; most things are just getting a bit old...........a little niggle here, a little niggle there, all fixable each time.
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