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Old 10 June 2010, 10:24   #1
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Ribquest 5.8m RIB with 90hp Suzuki 2005

Quick question on the Ribquest 5.8m RIB with 90hp Suzuki 2005 I am thinking of buying this model
Ive done some research and I hear pretty good feedback on this boat

whats the general opinion out there

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Old 10 June 2010, 11:08   #2
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is the boat a 2005 too? if so when did the new owners take over? Before then RIBquest's reputation wasn't as good as it is now...
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Quick question on the Ribquest 5.8m RIB with 90hp Suzuki 2005 I am thinking of buying this model
Ive done some research and I hear pretty good feedback on this boat

whats the general opinion out there

cheers for the help
Is it the one on ebay?
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Old 10 June 2010, 16:11   #4
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Ribquest 5.8m RIB with 90hp Suzuki 2005

thanks guys as far as I know its 2005 for the rib as well
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JIZM yes its the one on ebay
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Old 10 June 2010, 16:21   #6
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thanks guys as far as I know its 2005 for the rib as well
I see you're local!

Looks like the older style Ribquest. Speak to Dave Rose at Ribquest to confirm. I visited their factory last October because I was weighing up the options regards their 4.8m commercial, however price was against me. They build fantastic boats and the level of detail and workmanship is excellent. For roughly the same money you'd pay on a 5 year old 5.8m with unknown history - you could get a new 4.8m with a Suzuki or Yamaha 60hp. It competed in RIB International's <4m Round Scotland challenge and had excellent reports by all accounts.
http://www.ribquest.com/boat_sales.html
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I personaly think they are pretty good!! just check the console and seats are secured properly (there was a couple of issues with the earlier ones, ours are all fine and its a 2004) oh and dont expect it to be too quick with the Suzi 90, though its very economical.

Ours is the 5.3 with the same engine and tops out about 36ish knotts with a 21 inch prop at WOT and nudging 56000 rpm, they are pretty heavy boats esp with that flipping backrest bench\watertight locker that this one and ours has got on it and a double console it weighs a tonne but we found it handles pretty nasty swells very well for a smaller sized rib.
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JIZM yes its the one on ebay
Been on there a while now, probably worth an offer.....
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As this appears to be a current ebay listing is there a history to this boat?
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