How do Genoa,
Had a nice and lengthy response to you last night but the new lap top brand new as it was decided to shut off..
Anyway the gist of it was, I have investigated these to death re them versus them 5Vs 5.5Vs6 vs 6.5 etc.
Best of them is the sport as has deeper v but requires more oomph to get its deep v out of the water.
See the following and text me if you need more info.
This is the best I have seen so far.
There are a few 6.5 which would be enough for most people but this is what appears a good deal.
Suggest you trawl specific "ribeye" under boatsandoutboards
also see ballistic under these and ribs for sale.
I went for ballistic as I kinda like the "heavy Duty" but I do like the bench twart transom seat for teh kids.
Do not go back before 03/04 boat.
I am advised that initially Ribeye were manufactured poorlyin South Africa.
DOnt know why that would be as I am buying a Ballistic also made in SA, poorly by MAKo initially I am advised.
The RIbeye are a fine boat and you will have a great choice. I would suggest 4 stroke where possible even if under powered as they will always be easier to trade up Yam for Yam 4 stroke etc.
Ribeye tend to have Yam now as a matter of course. I would stick to that and 4 stroke..