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Old 15 April 2016, 09:18   #1
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Hi - Can you help I have just joined Ribnet am a seasoned yachtsman but total ignorant on all matters rib!
I would like to buy one as soon as reasonably possible in readiness for approaching retirement and move to the South Coast. I intend pottering about in it but also cruising the Solent maybe a maximum of 20miles at a time. I wouldn't have more than 4 persons on board when at sea. The boat would normally be kept afloat in a marina and good sea keeping is the clear priority. I have been looking at about 6m and want to buy from new.
The brands that seem to keep being mentioned are Ribcraft, Osprey, Redbay and Solent - am I on the right track?
Incidentally I am curious to know which ribs and engine combinations in general are considered Mondeos and which ones Mercs?
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Old 15 April 2016, 12:55   #2
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Welcome to the forum.

Without risking a riot on your first question by comparing boat and engine combinations, then you need to visit some RIB manufacturers. Buying new, then you're in the enviable position of not having to worry about condition of the tubes and hull on a used boat, and the hours or indeed level of maintenance on the engine. Be warned, a 6m RIB and engine combination, fully kitted out, and road trailer won't be cheap. Buying new means you can specify the layout to a degree, seating configurations, engine horsepower (up to the hull rating), tube colours, including reinforced wear patches, tube handles, deck finish, etc.

All the boat makes mentioned will do what you want. You might also want to consider Ribquest too. There are plenty others. You should be looking for a deep V hull with jockey style seating with supporting backrests. Regards seating, then depending how deep your wallet is, then you can go for shock mitigating seats such as Scots Seats.

On the engine side, all the big manufacturers produce 4-stroke marine engines more akin to a modern car with onboard engine management and fuel injection systems that make them powerful, quiet, and relatively frugal, and will come with a comprehensive warranty You'll probably be looking at the 115hp to 150hp range.

If you're looking at having it afloat in a marina, then consider anti-fouling the hull from new, or some other way to stop marine growth such as investing in a Versadock.
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You'd be looking around the 40k mark for a decent outfit in that size.


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You'd be looking around the 40k mark for a decent outfit in that size.


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Although you could knock quite a Chunk off that....if you can find a Layout + Power plant that suits you,and you're Boating ...there are some nice low hours Rigs knocking about in that size (and a bit larger ) range
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Old 21 April 2016, 07:58   #5
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Can you help? I am a seasoned yachtsman but who is totally ignorant of all matters rib! I would like to buy one as soon as possible in readiness for approaching retirement and re-location to the South Coast.
I intend pottering about but also indulging in some cruising around the Solent - maybe 20 miles at a time. I wouldn't have more than 4 persons on board when at sea.
The boat would normally be kept afloat in a marina.
I have been looking at boats of about 6m with 140HP and want to buy new. Good sea keeping is the priority
The brands that seem to be continually referred to in the forum are Ribcraft, Ribquest, Osprey, Solent and Redbay - am I on the right track?
Incidentally which boat and engine combinations are the Mondeos and which are the Mercs?
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Yes Redbay 6.1m with a 140 Hp would be ideal
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Do they still make those wee tenders?



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Have a look at the new ribquest super sport.

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