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Old 10 July 2006, 08:22   #1
Country: Ireland
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 1
Looking to buy 1st RIB.

I'm on the look out to purchase my first rib. I am a qualified sailing instructor etc so have a fair idea of RIBS, but am looking for sites etc. to source a rib from. I live in Co. Cork in Ireland so the closer to there the better but I'm more than willing to travel.

Ideally I'm looking for a rib 6 to 6.5m long, suitable for offshore use, with prefably twin engines (ideally under 100hp each)

I am looking for one with twin engines incase of failure with one, for redundancy. Would there be a big difference in fuel consumption between say twin 90's and a single 200hp engine?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards,


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Old 11 July 2006, 14:20   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: paignton
Boat name: rebel
Make: ribtec535
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp yamaha
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 35
first rib

hi mate
best thing to do is look on
search on the ribs then click and select a regoin
hope you find one!!!!

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Old 11 July 2006, 15:19   #3
Country: Ireland
Town: Carigaline/Baltimore
Boat name: XS-600
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc Optimax 150 XL
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 682

Living in Carrigaline, myself.

Suggest you check out the following:
(built in Carrigaline, major rivals to Redbay, both are some of the most capable heavy-weather RIBs on the market.)
(Redbay & Zodiac dealers, but can get you a Ribcraft too if you want, generally have a good selection of used boats or know of customers wishing to sell) The biggest and best engine dealer in the south too- Mercury, Evinrude, Johnson and Honda.
(advertising site)
(RIB specialists but not as good as top two)

There usually are a few RIBs for sale at the side of the road and on the water at Cork Week, which you'll probably be at if you're into sailing anyway.

But why stay local? I went the whole way to Barnet, London for mine, there wasn't even any water there!!
Steve G
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