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Old 09 September 2013, 01:13   #1
Country: Denmark
Town: Skanderborg
Boat name: pimp
Make: Ribtec
Length: 6m +
Engine: outboard
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 107
Humber Destroyer 5.5


Want to change my Zodiac Pro 5.3 to a RIB with deeper V hull which will take me more comfortable through the sea, how about Humber destroyer 5.5 ? How is it in great seas ?

Cheers Thomas

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Old 09 September 2013, 05:13   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Truro-Cornwall & Brazil
Boat name: Bananas in Blue
Make: Humber Destroyer 5.5
Length: 5m +
Engine: E-Tec 115
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 386
Hi Thomas,

I have had a 5.5 destroyer for about 5 years now. I have found it to be more than capable in the rough. My only criticism is it feels a little stern heavy with the E-tec 115 on the back. If I could spec it again I would probably settled for an E-tec 90 which is 40 kg lighter. The E-tec is right on Humbers max weight limit for the hull.
If you really want a rough weather boat, not that the destroyer isn't very capable, I'd look at an ocean pro 5.5 which will be even better.


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Old 10 September 2013, 04:22   #3
Country: UK - Scotland
Boat name: Wildheart
Make: Humber/Delta Seasafe
Length: 5m +
Engine: Merc 60 Clamshell
MMSI: 235068449
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 4,650
Mine is 0.5m down on your traget, but I can echo the "light engine" comments - I swapped a 100-ish KG Yam for an 83-ish KG merc & the handling improvved immensely.

Mine is the Ganddad of the O- pro, and it's seakeeping / rough stuff handling is awesome. Not sure what your definition of "rough" is, but I have never had problems getting though short horrible chop or massive (1- 1.5m) standing waves.

Have a search on here - there are a few destroyer threads comparing them to the O-Pro.
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