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Old 03 September 2016, 14:30   #1
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Med RIB recommendations?

Could anybody recommend a rib about 6.5mtr which will be suitable for the south of France not all year round just extended holidays
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Old 03 September 2016, 14:35   #2
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A budget would help buddy.
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Could anybody recommend a rib about 6.5mtr which will be suitable for the south of France not all year round just extended holidays

You'll need to be more specific if you want a sensible answer. E.g. Number of persons/seats, intended use(cruising, fishing, lounging in a marina) budget, will you be using it in the UK (seeing as you're in sunny Scunny, you might be tempted to go out in the North Sea once you get "the bug", Whitby ain't St Tropez!). What will you be towing it with? Chances are, you might want a Bimini top to keep the sun off. This is just for starters.


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Ok I am looking for a suitable rib about 6.5mtr to take on holiday to the south of France for about a month it will be used for water sports and general bombing about around santropez with 2 or sometimes 4 persons onboard and the rest of the season I will probably dry stack it on the south coast as Whitby and cleethorpes doesn't appeal to me not that there is anything wrong with Whitby and cleethorpes I will be towing it to France behind my motorholme which has a tag axle so should be ok weight wise
I am looking to spend about 20k Inc trailer
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A bout 20k including trailer

In which case you're looking at second hand, which means you're restricted to what's available, rather than your ideal spec. You need to start trawling the ads & websites to see what's out there. Make a short list & pass it to the collective for comment.


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Given where you are going and making assumptions on use something like this

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/331953595769


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Thank for that it's a bit of a mine field out there I have been told that hull shape is important for the med a deep v is a good choice then others say it's not that important some say brig is a good boat but I have not a good review on this site about brig not sure where to start
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You pays your money and take your chance we can only tell you what we've seen over the years and Ribs like Brig & Ribeye don't seem to hold out like a well built British Rib
I've a 6.5 m Redbay with twin 90 Hp built in 1999 and it's still solid I've retubed it to smarten it up but I would go anywhere in it
I've done the Med ! Lake Garda ! Irish Sea and Scotland out to St Kilda 😁 with confidence.
My lad works down in the med and reckons so called cheap ribs are hanging in bits in a couple of years
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You pays your money and take your chance we can only tell you what we've seen over the years and Ribs like Brig & Ribeye don't seem to hold out like a well built British Rib
Have you looked at any recent Ribeyes? They got off to a rocky start in the early days, but that was getting on for 20 years ago and their new boats are in a completely different league.

The Ribeyes I've seen in the last few years have been pretty impressive, with good attention to detail and a seating layout that works well. I'd definitely consider one for the OP's application.

They're not cheap though. Reassuringly expensive would be more like it.
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Have you looked at any recent Ribeyes? They got off to a rocky start in the early days, but that was getting on for 20 years ago and their new boats are in a completely different league.

The Ribeyes I've seen in the last few years have been pretty impressive, with good attention to detail and a seating layout that works well. I'd definitely consider one for the OP's application.

They're not cheap though. Reassuringly expensive would be more like it.

Aye a little birdy told me they have some uk guys trying to sort them out
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