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Old 09 September 2012, 15:54   #11
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OP - Which Humber did you own previously?
I owned both Assult 5m and Destroyer 6m - they were both well built and very robust so surely I won't rule Humber out.

The problem is that I seem to find more Ribeyes (2nd hand) than Humbers.

And yes, the idea is to do round britain trip and it has to be done in different legs mainly because of time.
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Old 09 September 2012, 16:05   #12
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The problem is that I seem to find more Ribeyes (2nd hand) than Humbers..

Does that not say something?.....


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I suppose you are prepared to spend over 15k+ so do look for a nice package and as others have suggested go sea trial.

Southampton boatshow is next week so why not drive down and you can probably see all Rib manufacturers with plenty of information available to choose your rib.
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I owned both Assult 5m and Destroyer 6m - they were both well built and very robust so surely I won't rule Humber out.

The problem is that I seem to find more Ribeyes (2nd hand) than Humbers.

And yes, the idea is to do round britain trip and it has to be done in different legs mainly because of time.
Both respected hulls in their day. For the same length, Ribeye probably won't have the same "seakeeping" and the missus won't be as keen then.

The advise regarding Ribtec hulls is worth considering.

Consider a "Lightweight" 6.1m Stormforce from Redbay with a 115/140hp on it.
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Old 09 September 2012, 16:28   #15
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Hi,

We are in the process of buying a new rib with the intention of doing circumnavigation ( is separate legs not all in one go!) so need something big enough but not too big which requires thirsty outboard so I have narrowed down my options to Humber (simply because I have owned one before and loved it) and Ribeye (the other half likes it!).

So What's the key difference in Ribeye 600 vs 650? I can't find much on Ribeye's website but I have noticed in the market the difference in price is significant.


Also, What's your opinion on a Ribeye 500? anyone tried this boat on the sea?
Here are some links for the info

http://ribeye.co.uk/documents/RibeyeASeriesEmail.pdf

http://ribeye.co.uk/documents/RibeyeSSeriesEmail.pdf

http://ribeye.co.uk/ribtec-classics.html


It is sometimes not worth getting into a long forum discussion about the best boat for you, when you can do some sea trials and get the boat you want. there are many people with strong views about different RIB makes and models and all have good points and bad points.

With the Southampton Boat show a week away I would visit if possible and see all the boats together. Dont be put off by a dealer or manufacturer who "slags" off another RIB make. I had this the other week and as they did not know what I do full time they made a big mistake and they will not get my next 70,000 for another charter RIB.

Seriously get a few sea trials and make a good selection for your needs.

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Old 09 September 2012, 18:01   #17
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That simply makes a big different in sea handling - I sat in a 650 and owned 600 myself (in early 2011) and 650 had a much drier handling compared to my 600.

If you are familiar with Humber, you can assume 600 is similar to Destroyer and 650 similar to Ocean pro.
Cant agree with that. I've owned ocean pros from 5.5 to 8m and driven and tested / demo'ed at boat shows and earlier for the mags everything humber make from little assaults to 10m ocean pros with twin 300's (Whose a lucky boy then!) Wouldnt have an assault if I was going on anything other than wet grass. Ocean pros are wonderful in the bigger sizes but we chose for our current training/ leisure boat a 6m destroyer. Less "flighty" and more forgiving than similar size ocean pro with a superb soft ride in rough seas, which we have a lot of here with big tides and a shallow sea!
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