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Old 23 September 2010, 08:17   #1
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New RIB for 2011....

The early stages of finding a new boat have begun, we lasted nearly a week of being boatless before starting to look around.

Any ideas would be most welcome, the criteria are:-

Economical.
We use our RIBs a lot, >300 days a year and the shortest trip would be 10 miles.

Capable.
With the overfalls and big tides the boat needs to take a bit of sea, be agile at all speeds and capable of making passages of 60nm in a range of weather. I guess this also implies a minimum size of 6.5m?

Roomy.
Both training and surveying require a bit of deck space, room to move around carrying equipment.

What should be on the list?
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Old 23 September 2010, 08:44   #2
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Why dont you contact several suppliers to see if they would build something more customised for your needs.
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X-Craft off course. You can check www.xcraft.nl if you want.
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You have not said whether petrol or diesel is on your mind. I would say that for that many days of ribbing per year you should consider diesel and well suited for a 650 mtr rib is the QSD 2.0 170 HP with Bravo 1 drive. With Bravo 1 drive you can then enjoy the pleasure of Digital Throttle and Shift and the Smartcraft vessel viewer which gives you the engine management at your fingure tips.
You could also if your budget was tight opt for the 150 HP version with the Apha 1 drive. Here you would have to have cables and no Smartcraft vessel viewer
saying a 650 rib I of course had in mind the Parker 650

Not so long ago I was in Poland handing over two Parker 650 with the QSD 2.0 170HP and Alpha 1 drive. The same client has just ordered another one but this time with Bravo 1 / DTS and Smartcraft. I am very much looking forward to testing this one. These ribs are operating 7 days a week and are on the water for up to 10 hours a day in a rather hot climate.
I would have thought diesel where you are is easier to get and has got to be cheaper then petrol.
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