There have been some allegations about the design origins of Lees RIBs, which I'm really not qualified to comment on so I don't have an opinion.
As far as the built boats themselves are concerned I have seen a few.
The ones I have seen in person have looked nice, a little lightly built, and maybe not the best finished of boats, but Lee built them to a price and you'd probably not be choosing one to cross the Atlantic anyway.
They do appear to represent good value for money.
The consoles and seat pods I've seen have been similar.
However I have seen some images that appear to show at least one RIB that wasn't quite straight, maybe it was taken out the mould too soon, I don't know.
I believe that a second-hand Leeway should be approached in the same way as any other, with an open mind and a good inspection, and honestly believe they could be a good buy on a budget.
The design origins if I had more info would be an Issue for me should I be buying new, but second-hand would be less worrying.
Oh, any anyone that blacklisted you for owning one should grow up.
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