Originally Posted by stype
Hello everybody!!i need help..i am in opportunity to buy hydrosport 636 and i would like some advices.somwhere on this forum i red that stepped hull has no effect on such a small boat,and they say that it goes 36-37 knots with only 90 hp!!is this true??maybe someone on forum ownes one or drove in one and could wright impressions???thank you for all your informations!!
It does in fact reach 36 knots+ with only 90hp, full fuel tank and 2 persons on board. Those who says the step does not have any effect on such a small boat simply do not know what they are talking about.
The step does not give a lot of extra top speed, but it helps a lot on overall handling.
1. It makes the hull less sensitive to engine trim and weight distribution - making it easier to drive the boat for the not so experienced driver. Just put the engine vertical and hit the trottle.
2. When you hit the rough if slices the waves like a wave piercer and keeps the trim on the hull more or less neutral - no pitching (bow up and down, up and down).
3. It makes the hull drier. On most ribs you get wet when the going gets rough. Not on the RIB636 (specially when fitted with the big console - see picture), it sprays the water down and to the sides, not into the boat.
4. If gives the boat a bigger weight carrying capacity. You can load the RIB636 with 7 grown ups and still it gets on plane quickly. Even with only 90hp.
I am not trying to sell you a boat - I am simply soooo enthusiastic about the RIB636.
It is currently produced by Roughneck in Holland, but it has still the Hydrosport hull. At Hydrosport we are now developing new and bigger models.