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Old 06 December 2007, 13:33   #1
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New 5.5m RIB manufacturer

I am looking to buy a new RIB around the 5.5m-5.8m mark as a hull only to build up over the next six months.
It is for cruising around two to four up around the west coast.
I am looking at Humber destroyers with side by side console.
Are there any others that anybody would recommend to compare and if so, who?
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Old 06 December 2007, 13:59   #2
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Hi Bruce

Have you seen this thread? http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...mber+destroyer

We can fit this console in a 5.5 and are happy to sell you a kit for home completion.

You may also look at Banana Shark, North Craft, XS, Ribcraft if looking at 5.5's

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Old 06 December 2007, 15:34   #3
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I have looked at the various boats, seen Ribcraft's before but never an XS. bananashark seems to be racing boats.
I like the look of the Ribcraft but it is worrying that the website mentions no prices, have sent for info but will have to wait a few days unless anyone knows what they cost?
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Old 06 December 2007, 15:54   #4
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Send a message via AIM to Top banana
waverunner has just brought a 5.5 destroyer of pbs ribs.Jono and Ian, for a self build, hes been well impressed with the service and setup, give him a pm.
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XS are the "new" Tornado... and a 5.5m one would be more than up to the job of taking care of you on the west cost.

very like the humber destroyers deep V and a nice high bow the 550 is a wide beam craft and could easy take the side by side layout you are after.

you sould consider an XS
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Bruce, Check out XS HERE
We have had our 550 out in some pretty demanding conditions and have never felt uneasy. (Shes on the 550 page the blue one!)
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the Ribcraft prices are on their website in the download centre
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Sorry, must have been Northcraft that had no prices, just asked for info on all the various options to be sent to me.
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bananashark seems to be racing boats.

Here is our six metre, also available in any size down to 5 metre - email me for more information and prices at cookee@bananasharkracing.com. Let me know how you want it - with or without console, seats etc and I'll work out a price for you.
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Would agree with this.
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XS are the "new" Tornado... and a 5.5m one would be more than up to the job of taking care of you on the west cost.



you sould consider an XS

I have used the Fire brigades 5.5m XS on the Clye and was very impressed both with sea keeping and build. It was powered by a 90hp yamaha wich gave ample power.

The extra beam makes it feel much bigger than similar 5.5m ribs

I have ordered a 6.5m as i have used the tornado 6.5m and this seems to be a great alternative to the tornado. If Barnet Marine still produced the tornados i still think i would have gone for an XS.

Hope this helps, best idea is to try as many as you can.
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