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Old 21 May 2019, 09:02   #1
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Ribcraft rough prices.

Hi All,

Anyone got an idea of the rough prices or ideally a price list for Ribcraft 4.2 -5.85?

I’m looking at the possible options for acquiring my own boat, and being from the dinghy sailing community, I’ve used Ribcraft’s a lot and am very impressed.

Just trying to get an idea of how the finances could work out... Would definitely consider used but just want to know how much new is as well. ideally would like larger, but I see the fun in small ribs as well, so... who knows

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Old 21 May 2019, 09:29   #2
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Heres a qoute for a 5.3 maybe help you
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Old 21 May 2019, 10:45   #3
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That's better than I got out of them. Had to phone again then they didn't deliver what was promised. Strangely - as I don't owe them a living - I went elsewhere.
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Old 21 May 2019, 11:32   #4
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Thanks beamishken, which dealer was that at?
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I found them easy to deal with over the phone and by email. Clear pricing and options.
Only went elsewhere because I wasn't sure they could deliver in the timeframe I was looking for.
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Old 21 May 2019, 11:50   #6
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You'd want to be in no rush for your boat!
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Old 21 May 2019, 14:25   #7
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Price will depend on all the bits you want - especially engine size, seats, console, electronics etc etc...They all add up

They are solid boats and do hold their value well (That's what I told Mrs T)
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As has been said before, Ribcraft pricing & delivery dates are “flexible”. Catch them at a quiet time & you’ll get a deal delivered on time(ish), if they are up to their necks in large commercial orders, then be prepared to wait and pay. As a very rough guide, if you want a 5.3, then you need a starting budget of £25k, add another £10k for a 585 depending on spec.
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As a very rough guide, if you want a 5.3, then you need a starting budget of £25k, add another £10k for a 585 depending on spec.
Thanks PikeyDave,

Whereabouts are 5.45s compared to the 5.3? Is the 5.45 drastically cheaper than the .85?

Only asking ‘cause I know you have one. Black pig is one epic rig by the way!
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Old 22 May 2019, 02:40   #10
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Whereabouts are 5.45s compared to the 5.3? Is the 5.45 drastically cheaper than the .85?



Only asking ‘cause I know you have one. Black pig is one epic rig by the way!


Very little difference in the 545 & 585. The 545 might even be a tad more expensive depending on spec. Plus they have to tool up for the 545 as it’s not a regular production model.
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Thanks everyone. Have got a really good idea of what they require now.

Will probably have to go for used but who knows? Will wait to see if any good ads appear. I definitely want a Ribcraft now, unless a newish searider comes up.

Thanks again.
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As a possible alternative to a new Ribcraft have a look at XS ribs. Very capable boats at a lower price. Not quite as stylish as Ribcraft maybe, but tough well built boats from a very easy to deal with company. It's where I decided to go after looking and talking to various builders.
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What PD says - am discussing with Ribcraft; hull prices are the same
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Aside from Suzuki obviously, (and according to that quote, Yamaha) do Ribcraft factory fit any other brands of engine?
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Aside from Suzuki obviously, (and according to that quote, Yamaha) do Ribcraft factory fit any other brands of engine?


They will fit just about any engine, but you won’t get the same discount as you would with Suzuki. They even fitted the much maligned etecs to my previous RIB.
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I ran a powerboat level 2 course last year using a brand new RC4.8 (collected from the factory the week before) and a 4m Searider (my own). The students preferred the Searider..... There’s a gorgeous 4.7 Searider for sale on here at the moment for £11k in as close to new condition as you’ll get used. Might be worth a look.

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Old 27 May 2019, 04:02   #18
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I ran a powerboat level 2 course last year using a brand new RC4.8 (collected from the factory the week before) and a 4m Searider (my own). The students preferred the Searider..... There’s a gorgeous 4.7 Searider for sale on here at the moment for £11k in as close to new condition as you’ll get used. Might be worth a look.

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Just out of curiosity, why did the students prefer the Searider? Was it because it was smaller?
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Or because at slow speed when the hull flooded it behaves like a displacement craft?
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Mainly due to the level of comfort (that’s saying something). The seats in the Ribcraft were incredibly hard and a very narrow shape, somewhat uncomfortable on ones undercarriage. I had a 4.8 myself a few years ago which suffered with the same issue. I think they also felt more “secure” in the SR; you’re sitting quite high in the RC which perhaps gave them more of a feeling of vulnerability (these were total beginners). As for slow speed handling and the flooding hull, I would say it makes little or no difference to the slow speed handling compared to other small RIBs.
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