Originally Posted by Sarah G
Planning to launch each time needed and realistically minimum number of people would be 3 but regularly 7-8+ pottering around say Chichester harbour or for a quick blast outside, but occasionnally more.
Bear in mind the seating arrangements. You are only likely to fit that many people on a 6-6.5m rib if some of them are on tubes. .
Two single with two double jockeys behind seems to be a common setup on that size boat, with maybe a two person bench moulded into the front of the console. You'll possibly get 3 kids or an adult and two onto a double jockey seat.
I probably would not want to be going out in anything but light conditions with people on the tubes, although I have done it once down the Thames - it's hard work holding on at speed!