I know the Solent boat and like many market leaders/ trend setters it is expensive, but it has got a lot of advantages over a conventional rib.
I like exploring new places but the two things that put me off doing this is dinging a prop or being left high an dry when the tides goes out, both of which arenít a problem with this boat.
If you are worries about grounding, you just put the wheels half down and when they touch you start to motor and there are no worries about drying out because you can just drive until the water gets deep enough to use the outboard.
If they can make them more competitive Iím sure it will be a winner. Incidentally it does have a separate engine for the hydraulics / wheels but the steering is combined with the console helm