I have no personal experience of the hull, but RIB International reviewed this RIB at Warsash in April 2001 issue. It praised the solid lay-up of the hull, but the set up of the test craft seemed to be stern heavy with a 115hp 4 stroke on the back which led to a few questions. They recommended a 90hp on this hull, so the one your friend is looking at may be better balanced. I suggest you get a copy of the article from Rib International, as unfortunately it has not made it to their web site.
If you have difficulty getting a copy, PM me your address and I am happy to lend mine.
"There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows, 1908.