I am thinking of selling my 6.5m Ribtec early next year with the idea to get somthing a little more conservative
. The only problem is I don't know which RIB to get. I am fairly certain on a 1.7tdi engine and I don't want to go much bigger than 7m.
I have looked at Humbers 6.3m Ocean pro which has good performance figures: with 8/10 divers on board 35 Knots (its main use will be diving), light load 40 Knots each with 23" props. And burning apparently £2 an hour diesel!!
Prosport appear to be good but not as good on the performance (if Humbers figures can be believed).
I don't want to fly around the place like a nutter but 30-35 Knots with divers on board would be preffered. Any other ideas on RIBs that would do the trick. I have a budget of around k20. I may also consider a boat with an Opti
Also does having the engine box in the boat take up alot of space? or can I use the cover for bottle storage?