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Old 15 August 2011, 13:20   #11
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Can an Administrator delete this thread please...... The owner has decided not to sell her.
We can but unless there is something here which is upsetting folks then might as well leave it?
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That looked a nice set up!!!
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Old 16 August 2011, 04:51   #14
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News Update.... Its back on the market !

I'm speaking to the chap in two weeks... in the meantime I was planning on looking at a Revenger 27... any thoughts as a comparison ? Also... anyone fancy PM'ing me what they thing the Osprey is worth ??
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19k ? Wild guess...
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19k ? Wild guess...
Unfortunetly not.... any other advice would be great... I need to make sure i'm buying with my head not my heart
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Not entirely sure but from what i have seen on here and this is only the feeling i get from being on here for a few years

a) you'd have a bigger market for selling the Osprey to. They are highly rated and appear fairly desirable, not many bad things are said about them anyway. Meant to be good build quality. (You should know!!!

b) from looking at the hulls, the revenger looks a faster boat rather than seaworthy boat, that's not to say it isn't seaworthy, just it looks a more pointed shape from above and from the side, ie the deadrise is different. The one's i have seen on here only have either two or a minimal amount of seats and look like they could be used for racing, (i think it is a racing based hull??) Haven't heard many bad things about them either.

I'd have the Osprey! but that's just me. It does look a nice boat and if the figures are correct, a good example. All dependant on price.

As for price. And this is just me! I'd hazard a guess at a new 7.5m hull and tubes being 25k, plus 15k for an engine and another 5-10k on trailer and fitting out. So just shy of 50k. Based on the fact it is 5 years old, it will probably have halved with regular leisure use after 3-4 years, certainly by 5 years. It looks in good nick, average leisrue use is say 30-90 hrs per year. So it is just under average mileage in car terms. I'd take a stab at being 25k, but only worth 20-22k, though I wouldnt pay half it's new price or more for sure. If he's unsure of selling it, it is likely it is overpriced. Remember, i am no dealer though!!!! It's only worth what someone will pay.

For example, a cheaper brand and 2003, but similar size advertised at 16950, probably go at 14/15
Ribeye 785 - 200hp V-Max - 16,950

Both nice boats, horses for courses and all that. Depends what you are using it for.
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Give Phil Morris a call at Revenger. He is a very decent bloke and will be able to give you information i suspect!

At the risk of sounding like Codprawn the Revenger hull is actually very good! it is fast with a capital F and pretty soft as well.

We looked at a 29 and the new 32 before our last boat and they are screwed together very well. The tapered tubes give the image of lack of buoyancy in the bows but dont actually believe that to be the case.

The Revenger will i suspect be more leisure orientated in terms of seating and layout but depends what you want to use the boat for. if your after something to cart divers or race marks around then maybe its not the one for you!

i have only been in NautiBouy's old Vipermax and that was VERY soft ride, was really impressed with the hull and overall performance. some of the Ospreys are self build / fit out and would look carefully at the finish as they will all vary i am sure.
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Thanks Paul & Zippy... you both make a lof of sense... esspecially 'its only worth what someone is willing to pay'.... it seems a lot of RIB's are hanging around on this forum and other sites that would normally sell fast and well (my RIB thats for sale included). I worry that as we head into the "recession proper" people have decided to bank their cash. I imagine its worth the asking price, but lets be honest, not many people want a 7.5M RIB in reality, and fewer people have got 20k+ to throw at it.... I'd be tempted to wait till deepest winter and make a reduced offer, but as he's a friend, and in no rush to sell, i think that would be pointless...

As for the Revenger V Osprey debate... I think as you said... horses for courses... my only concern would be the revenger in the big stuff, but lets be honest no boat over performs in the big stuff without a bit of slamming and a wet ride... I'm going to test drive the Revenger and then have a long hard think....
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Revenger in the rough stuff!!!
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