Originally Posted by Cornwall Will
Hi to all
My apologies if I'm the 1000th person to pitch up ...
No, it's way more than a 1000 :-)
Our Ribcraft 5.3 with a 90hp Suzuki & SS PROP will just about pull 40kts three up. Not sure I'd want eight on it though even though it's plated for that. Ours is configured for three.
There'll be plenty of folks on here with opinions about makes. For every solid recommendation there'll often be a negative. You might end up wondering if it's a fathomable puzzle!
As you've expressed views on size, power, seating, price, etc it may be worth searching and finding something you like the look of and then linking it on here to gather opinion. Surprising how often individual boats for sale are actually known on here.
We use the south Cornish coast out of Mylor, just up the Fal Estuary from Falmouth. Falmouth has a big slip too. A nice cruising area - although the locals will be on here to say stay away, the place sucks ;-)