Originally Posted by Jono Garton
Anyone been in a Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro and Mercruiser 120hp Diesel??
If so what was top end speed and pick up like?
I haven't tried the Humber, but I have driven Andre's Parker 630 with that engine if that's any help.
It's a very competent and economical boat for leisurely cruising, but it lacks the grin factor that you'd normally expect from a RIB.
There isn't much pickup, to the extent that I found it challenging to drive in difficult conditions. You can't simply crack the throttle open and pick the bow up like you would with an outboard, and there were several times when I was stuck on the back of a wave at full throttle, just riding the wave.
Probably make a good training boat though.