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Old 11 June 2010, 04:17   #21
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Sorry to bump this, but rather than add another thread, thought I'd add to the existing one.

I'm still seriously pondering a bigger toy for 2011 (despite the lacklustre or zero response from some manufacturers). As I am having more fun in the boat than I do in cars at the moment (I rarely drive them), I may well sell the GT after Le Mans and put the money into a Rib that I'm really going to enjoy with family and friends - the outings in cars are almost always solo activities....

I'm also thinking that a larger Rib with either twin engines or large inboard, would tempt me to try the 80 miles or so to France for the day....

So that's the rationale.

Despite my initial attraction to a cabin rib, I can't actually see me using the enclosed space (I'm still undecided), so it's down to these thoughts at the moment - I have added the Goldfish following the pics from Norway!

The Goldfish styles itself as a 'luxury yacht tender' but appears to have a serious offshore pedigree.


Cougar R9 Sport
Scorpion Sting (possibly too heavy)
Humber Sports Pro 1000
Goldfish 29

I would never go out on in my current Rib on my own (particularly since my accident), so a 10m Rib would always have two of us minimum.

It may be the case that I never actually pull the trigger on one of these as my outings are hardly adventurous and I'm probably over specifying but it's fun to think about and your comments will shape the decision.

Any other 10m Ribs that I should look at in this kind of range?
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Old 11 June 2010, 04:28   #22
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Sorry to bump this, but rather than add another thread, thought I'd add to the existing one.

I'm still seriously pondering a bigger toy for 2011 (despite the lacklustre or zero response from some manufacturers). As I am having more fun in the boat than I do in cars at the moment (I rarely drive them), I may well sell the GT after Le Mans and put the money into a Rib that I'm really going to enjoy with family and friends - the outings in cars are almost always solo activities....

I'm also thinking that a larger Rib with either twin engines or large inboard, would tempt me to try the 80 miles or so to France for the day....

So that's the rationale.

Despite my initial attraction to a cabin rib, I can't actually see me using the enclosed space (I'm still undecided), so it's down to these thoughts at the moment - I have added the Goldfish following the pics from Norway!

The Goldfish styles itself as a 'luxury yacht tender' but appears to have a serious offshore pedigree.


Cougar R9 Sport
Scorpion Sting (possibly too heavy)
Humber Sports Pro 1000
Goldfish 29

I would never go out on in my current Rib on my own (particularly since my accident), so a 10m Rib would always have two of us minimum.

It may be the case that I never actually pull the trigger on one of these as my outings are hardly adventurous and I'm probably over specifying but it's fun to think about and your comments will shape the decision.

Any other 10m Ribs that I should look at in this kind of range?
It sounds like you want a Rib with excellent seakeeping and top-end speed? Trips to France or the Channel Islands are pretty straight forward really, despite all the farting around some people make of it
It is all dependent on budget. Buying costs and running cost are going to be quite high for what you are looking for.
Bear's Cougar is a lovely boat, ideal for long distance trips. Or the Goldfish 29 with the Ilmor engine option will give you 80 knots...
Take the plunge and buy something, summer is running out..
If you are in Guernsey call me for a test run, you won't be disappointed..

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Old 11 June 2010, 04:34   #23
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neilda, I appreciate running costs are probably not your number 1 prioirty - but would a cabin rib with diesel heater allow you to claim the 60% of fuel for heating (so no road duty) argument? Compared to twin petrols that is going to be quite a significant saving.
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Old 11 June 2010, 04:40   #24
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Offer still stands if you want to come for a play on our R9.

There are a number of changes that could be made to a new build boat to make what is great already, even better!!

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neilda, I appreciate running costs are probably not your number 1 prioirty
Polwart, you of all people should know that one doesn't acquire money it by throwing it away

Neilda - nip over to SeaWork, check the 11m and try to imagine her with a pale wood and upholstery cabin, a flybridge (you know you want one) and a BBQ and table on the aft deck. Most importantly, check that Head, porcelain c/w hot and cold. Vital for the lady neildas.
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Polwart, you of all people should know that one doesn't acquire money it by throwing it away

Neilda - nip over to SeaWork, check the 11m and try to imagine her with a pale wood and upholstery cabin, a flybridge (you know you want one) and a BBQ and table on the aft deck. Most importantly, check that Head, porcelain c/w hot and cold. Vital for the lady neildas.
Sound nice..
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Hi Tony, it's not for this summer - it would be for summer 2011. Bear's Cougar is not the boat for me, too industrial looking! The Goldfish 29 (which I'd never heard of until the Norwegian photos posted here) looks great, sounds good too.

Running costs are not an issue, however large (and frequent) petrol stops would be a pain - I drive a petrol Range Rover, so do get a bit fed up with being at a pump whilst seasons seem to change whilst filling!

Zippy, thanks for the offer again of seeing your R9, I'd like to do that, just a question of organising.

What is the 11m at SeaWork?
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Running costs are not an issue, however large (and frequent) petrol stops would be a pain - I drive a petrol Range Rover, so do get a bit fed up with being at a pump whilst seasons seem to change whilst filling!
will probably seem fast compared to putting 300+ L in using a waterside pump
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its a Redbay and I suspect won't have the aesthetics you are looking for.
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