Originally Posted by London_RIB
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
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.
Best of luck Ian