Originally Posted by Landlockedpirate
So really I'm just trying to find out if I can buy a scaled up Yachtline 340DL or once I go bigger are alll leisure ribs pretty on the trailer and just pretty rubbish on the water ? .
Don't and yes. Yachtlines, as the name suggests, are designed as big yacht tenders, not really ideal as a stand alone boat.
The problem that your up against on Ribnet, is that most of us are not keen on 'leisure' orientated ribs. It almost goes against what a rib is all about for many of us.
Therefore, as a compromise, you're being directed towards a 'proper rib' with a few comfy concessions towards leisure.
Your biggest sticking point will be the loo. A bog on a rib takes you into cabin rib territory. Your £30k budget is healthy when searching for a non cabin rib, it barely puts you in the market for a cabin rib.