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Old 09 December 2014, 18:09   #11
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If I was you I'd be considering RibQuest, they have a new 'in between' hull with the same deep v. They do this in what is called the supersport version, this can be changed to a commercial design, and they do this in the 6.5m-7.5m range I think

You would have to contact them for mor info,
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Old 09 December 2014, 18:18   #12
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1st choice Redbay....
2nd choice Redbay
Slightly bias (granted), but these boats are designed, built tested and trusted off the Northern Irish and Scottish Atlantic coasts.
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Have you considered looking at Redbay? They have a good reputation and seem to be a good fit for your requirements.
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The 650 would be ideal. I used to own one - nice boat. If you're buying new, tell them it's going to Uist - they like sending boats out there.
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They're basically your local rib all up the West coast of Scotland, so if/when you come to move it on it'll be a much easier sale.
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Old 10 December 2014, 01:27   #13
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Hi Ian....

We sold one our 6.5 Vipermax Ribs to a company that operate in St Tropez... They use the rib in St Tropez for most of the year and then bring it over to the UK for the winter... I know they have been really happy with its performance both as a boat for water sports and then a serious cruiser for the UK coast

If you speak to Lester or Jenny I am sure they can give you an experienced opinion.

https://www.adventure-sports.co.uk/b...rter-st-trope/
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Old 10 December 2014, 02:54   #14
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RIB support on Scotland's west coast including the Outer Hebrides.
One of the major obstacles here is product support. You specifically dismissed Humber (and Ribcraft).
What you may not be aware of is Humber have a Scottish agent at Yampower based in Glasgow. Philip Beckwith is the person to contact. They provide a full fit out service so you get the boat you want and it can be specifically adapted.
Support if things go wrong, as with all manufacturers the service is back to base however Yampower do have access to engineering premises and visit various commercial operators throughout the west coast including ourselves at Ballachulish, Kyle of Lochalsh and have been out to Loch Maddy.

Find Yampower on the internet, make contact, it's worth the phonecall. My personal preference for boats out here are the 6.3m Ocean Pro with Twin 70's or 7.5.with twin 150's

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Old 10 December 2014, 07:34   #15
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I believe that Ribcraft have a French agent now, I'm not sure where he is based (apart from France :P: )
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Old 10 December 2014, 08:12   #16
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Old 10 December 2014, 08:48   #17
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If you haven't tried a lot of the Boats...hopefully in a few different conditions IMO you've not done enough "studying".
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IMHO, that's an often repeated line which is not helpful and slightly patronising

This guy has gotton his shortlist down to some very able craft (Yes, he should take a look at Ribcraft and Redbay). Unless he's Dag Pike, or at least very experienced, he could take every one of them out in every condition in the book and struggle to find a great deal of difference between them all.
He's not comparing apples and pears here, his has a tidy basket of apples.

He's come on here and asked the right questions, I'd say go get the best deal.

Honestly, how many brands did you trial and in how many varying conditions prior to buying your 545? Nothing to do with RC being 5 mins up the road?

I got lucky with my VM6.5, I VERY nearly bought a Avon Adventure.
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Old 10 December 2014, 08:52   #18
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No, haven't heard about them until now. The stormforce range looks well built indeed.
Good luck in getting a response from Redbay
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Old 10 December 2014, 08:54   #19
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**JK** can we change Mollers username to Nostradamus ?
Not sure how Nos4r2 will react, but it's certainly classier than "sh1tst1rrer"
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Old 10 December 2014, 08:59   #20
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it's certainly classier than "sh1tst1rrer"
There maybe a few chests to pin that one on around here.
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