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Old 20 July 2014, 05:15   #1
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I'm thinking of buying a Redbay 6.1 or maybe a 650 if I can get one. Does anyone have any experience of these or any advice for me? They seem to be expensive but are they worth it?
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Old 20 July 2014, 05:30   #2
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I'm thinking of buying a Redbay 6.1 or maybe a 650 if I can get one. Does anyone have any experience of these or any advice for me? They seem to be expensive but are they worth it?

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What have you been quoted?
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I'm thinking of buying a Redbay 6.1 or maybe a 650 if I can get one. Does anyone have any experience of these or any advice for me? They seem to be expensive but are they worth it?
If it's a choice..I'd for for the 650 ..Mick's Bouncer on her is a Good Boat with twins,and pretty Bomb proof!..probably a wider choice of craft/engine combos/layouts too.
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It would be a 2nd hand one I would be buying. I have viewed a few boats and even a 12 year old one can be about 12k. Is this too much for an old boat?
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It would be a 2nd hand one I would be buying. I have viewed a few boats and even a 12 year old one can be about 12k. Is this too much for an old boat?
Depends on condition & what's on the back. The newer Redbays are better finished than the earlier boats. They are pretty rare & fetch a premium.
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If it's a choice..I'd for for the 650 ..Mick's Bouncer on her is a Good Boat with twins,and pretty Bomb proof!..probably a wider choice of craft/engine combos/layouts too.
The 6.1 has a bit of a following amongst those in the know. I've not driven both to compare but there can be practical advantages to smaller boats (storage, towing, launching, cheaper engines etc) whilst generally a bigger boat will handle big seas better if that was the driving force then why stop at 650! In real terms buying second hand getting the layout and engines you want in your budget will be the deciding factor.
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It would be a 2nd hand one I would be buying. I have viewed a few boats and even a 12 year old one can be about 12k. Is this too much for an old boat?
You've viewed a few boats so probably have a feel for the market. However if it is in ready to go to sea condition and isn't shabby looking or obviously likely to need re tubed or engined soon then I would say any 6m rib from a well respected brand will not really fall far below 10k ish so it's probably about right but the good news is it won't devalue much more provided you look after it.
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