Originally Posted by uist
Yep ! I have been studying for some time now
But it's hard to make a choice without seeing/trying the crafts !
If you haven't tried a lot of the Boats...hopefully in a few different conditions IMO you've not done enough "studying".
It really shouldn't be too hard to organise a few tests over a weekend,in this country somewhere like the Solent....and it would certainly make a lot of sense,especially if you're going to spend the kind of money NEW RIBs cost!
Otherwise you may realise(when it's too late) that you've bought the wrong Boat!...like some on here have done!
As to Ribcraft not dealing with Foreign customers,I saw a nice high spec 6.8 French lifeboat being PDI'd at the Factory last week.....
and a 7.8 going to Sweden last month.