Well, got my new (and 1st) RIB; completed 3 weeks early
. Ribcraft 5.85m, 4 jockey seats with winged backrests, 'Captain's console' with front seating and storage, towing A-frame, 140 O/B, 180l under floor tank, boarding ladder and standard electrics.
Have taken a few basic pictures, but was too busy trying her out on the water; better photos to follow.
Just had her maiden voyage so far; one 2 hr trip on the river at speeds < 5 kts, but was good to practice launch / recovery in benign conditions. Also, allowed us to get past the 1st 2 hrs of new engine run-in without temptation of selecting the go-faster lever. 4000rpm next thereafter occasional
selection of high speed till 10hr point is passed, then .........horrah
Sea trial this weekend
Looking forward to joining some of the Ribbing cruises later in the year; especially hoping to join the Alderney push.