Originally Posted by Kris de buyser
i ve been looking for alternatives in europe but i did not find another cabin rib that looks as solid. The big disadvantage of this boat is the range to the factory. It's very expensive to let them come over.
you 'll find other boatbuilters here to make you an prototype but then you suffer "prototype ilnesses"
A bit surprised that you don't think there are any "established" European cabin ribs around that are "solid" - if you felt the protector was aesthetically more appealing then thats a personal decision and I can see it is a bit differently styled - but both of these:
parker baltic (9m)
Redbay stormforce (8.4m)
are boats of similar size to what you are looking at, with solid wheelhouse/cabins from manufacturers with reputations for building strong boats, used by both leisure an commercial organisations in rough water and you wouldn't be getting a prototype.
I am sure there are others too.
8.5 m protector for comparison: