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Old 31 July 2013, 18:46   #1
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Humber or xs rib

Hello all.
Just looking for some advice on humber v XS ribs. Love the look and spec of the XS. Had a humber 6m few years ago and looking to buy again new. Any advice is welcome. Thanks for viewing!
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Old 01 August 2013, 01:38   #2
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I own 2 XS Ribs, a 600 and 700 and previously owned a 450. Very happy with all of them.

Good build quality, good after sales and well designed RIBs.

Which size model are you looking at?
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Old 01 August 2013, 05:13   #3
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Going for the 600 deluxe model. Not sure about Polyurethane tubes or hypolon. I am thinking hypolon. The owner Laurence seems very helpful alright and pleasant to deal with.
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Sold our Humber for a XS550 for 6 years, it was faultless, now run a 600 with cruising console and 4 jockey seats powered by mercury. A great very capable rib well put together !! have driven Dozens of XS from 4m to 8.5 all been a pleasure to drive and capable..would not hesitate to buy one again.. Never go back to humber now !!
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Any further comparisons/points or experiences on the two; XS vs Humber as mentioned above?

And for a further comparison against Ocean Ribs?
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Old 20 May 2014, 03:06   #6
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Any further comparisons/points or experiences on the two; XS vs Humber as mentioned above?

And for a further comparison against Ocean Ribs?
Can anyone shed any light on the above please?

Thanks.
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Old 20 May 2014, 03:18   #7
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XS as recently saw one and well thought out.. take a look at the website and check out all of the options available.. Owned one new Humber 5.3 and wasn't a good experience in term of build quality
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Thanks Matt,

I know that Humber internal decks sit lower down than most others I've seen. You sit in rather than on top which can give a wetter ride in some conditions.
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XS is the boat I would choose out of the two. Good well built boats with helpful manufacturer. Really you need to sea trial both, crawl over them and make your own mind up about build quality and spec, for your budget
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I cannot offer an opinion on the boats themselves but I have dealt with BMC before and received a very professional service. A recent enquiry to Humber regarding a quote for a 4m inflatable resulted in one short e-mail response which did not answer our questions. My second e-mail did not receive a reply so we took our business elsewhere. Maybe this was an isolated case but, if buying new, do plenty of research into the customer service as it is a big investment and communication is important to ensure you get the boat you want and need.
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