New small RIB advice
In the process of upsizing from SIB world to small RIB land.
Already purchased a new Mariner 60 EFI 4 stroke long shaft motor at a good price, so committed now.
Looking to buy a new 4.7m max length rib as this will fit in my garage over winter by loosening and sliding in the trailer drawbar etc.
Regular use is in typical coastal North Sea chop and short pitch swell, mainly 2 up and towing wakeboard or toys plus occasional longer trips in good conditions.
Will be buying new, at the cheaper end of the market, and am quite keen on an XS Ribs XS-460. Quite happy with the no frills utilitarian/workboat look while impressed with the relative deep v hull profile, generous beam, UK build and an excellent deal from Barnet Marine.
Looked at a few Chinese/Korean made boats at comparable prices but have reservations on quality and hull profiles for good sea keeping/comfort on our waters.
Any thoughts/opinions on XS Ribs in general from the collective, before I push the button.