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Old 08 June 2013, 18:04   #1
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I'm Really confused!!!

Hi can you guys please help me I would really love to purchase a rib my needs are

Must have great sea keeping dry ride

7m plus size

Sporty looking

£40k max budget

I know I have been on the forum quite a lot asking lots of questions it's just very confusing trying to narrow down a few particular makes of rib because when I do further research gives me conflicting reports on the above can you guys please help me as this is a massive investment for me and I don't want to end up buying the wrong rib for my needs thanks.
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Old 08 June 2013, 18:18   #2
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Well looking at your location on your profile I would have a look at redbay ribs, they do some nice ribs with cabins as well
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Old 08 June 2013, 18:39   #3
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Well looking at your location on your profile I would have a look at redbay ribs, they do some nice ribs with cabins as well
Yea plus one to what K says RB in your locality.

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Old 08 June 2013, 18:46   #4
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Really like the red bay although same to be a bit commercial looking for me
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Well I think there's many fantastic designs out there as the honourable gentlemen have mentioned, but I must say BWM ribs have a nice selection, I've no affiliation with them btw, but I've owned a older one for a few years now and their hull design gives excellent sea keeping with little power needed to plane.

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Really like the red bay although same to be a bit commercial looking for me
Redbay are Bespoke boat builders on your own doorstep.

They'll build you a sporty looking RIB to your specifications.
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Redbay are Bespoke boat builders on your own doorstep.

They'll build you a sporty looking RIB to your specifications.
Buying new won't get you as much as you think it will for £40k, from any of the well known manufacturers, especially when you start fitting it out with toys & shiny bits.
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Buying new won't get you as much as you think it will for £40k, from any of the well known manufacturers, especially when you start fitting it out with toys & shiny bits.
Was that directed at Willk or iberfoptic? I'm pretty sure Willk has a good idea what you might walk away from Redbay with for £40k! I'm not sure iberfoptic will get what he wants there for that money either - but if he genuinely has £40k in his pocket he should arrange to go and discuss it with them and get sea trial(s). Cash talks. He should do the same with other manufacturers. I wouldn't be spending 40k without trying the same hull and similar engines unless there was a great incentive - ideally you'd want to try then in the sort of conditions you plan to use them it in too. I think some sea trials will also help work out what it is you want from a boat - its all very well looking nice, or being the fastest on a mirror calm sea but if its tied up in the marina most of the year because its too choppy to go out then its pretty pointless.

I guess your point was that many builders price the hull, engines, trailer, tube detailing, stainless steel work, seats, electronics, console all separately and then charge you extra for screwing it all together! and so what looks like a good price quickly becomes very expensive. Not all builders work quite the same approach and some will do a 'package price' even for a bespoke boat. I'd be surprised if the time of year, how much of a rush you are in, and the current workload doesn't also give a room for negotiation for projects which will fill a gap or are far enough out to give confidence for later in the year.

Having said all that I think anyone who goes and spends £40k on a brand new rib for the first time is probably bonkers. You'd get a respectable second hand boat for half that price use if for a year to work out what you really want and sell it for much the same as you paid for it.
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It wasn't aimed at anyone in particular, just a general comment bearing in mind the OP is a first time buyer. Someone mentioned cabin RIBs, you won't get much of a cabin RIB for £40k, so I wouldn't want him to get his hopes up. £40k sounds & IS a lot of money, but it soon disappears when you sit in the showroom & start putting a boat together.
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Someone mentioned cabin RIBs, you won't get much of a cabin RIB for £40k, so I wouldn't want him to get his hopes up.
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