I never actually helmed the RIB but was a passenger during a Demo.
I never really saw the limits of this RIB and would have very much liked the controls. But I was never offered and the odd suggestion wasn't picked up on
Seemed like a nice stable ride and with a 175 she seemed to pick up pretty well, was a typical Solent chop and seemed to handle it pretty well. I'd have liked to have seen it in decent following seas though.
Build quality looked good from what I saw but I did notice that the gell coat was thin in places and showed the shadows of the fibreglass weave though. I was told that this would be addressed in production models.
Console is one of the nicest I've seen and incorperates a nice 45 degree footrest along the bottom and decent front hatch. No front seat though!
Jamie is a nice guy to talk to and I'm sure if you gave him a ring he'll offer you a demo.