Originally Posted by Walter
Ribtec Freeway with a 90hp Honda motor but I have no idea if they are any good.
IMVHO they're not great, but them my requirements are very different form yours. I'm only interested in performance offshore RIBs, and towing donuts is of no interest to me!
If you like the layout, then go for it. Ribtecs have a reputation for quality build, and their simple but effective hull design is good for small hulls (ie under 6.5m). The Airfoil A-frame is probably useless! And a 5.5m won't seat 8
Honda 90s are reliable as far as I know, although they are vulnerable to water entering the low exhaust port like many other Honda outboards. Performance isn't great, but then you wouldn't buy a Honda outboard if performance was top of your list.
Anyway, welcome to RIBnet.