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Old 01 February 2013, 15:26   #11
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bought a new 8.1m mark II in 2006. very special boat . entered GBRR and wanted twin engines so sold. Spec'd from new another leading brand rib - not revenger - but by comparison was v. dissappointed. Managed to buy back original Scorpion - great.

Soft ride / safe / quick enough and very dry. Cannot speak highly enough of them !

After sales service top notch.

Notice Stewart has some nice used ones on the market.

Never been on a revenger so cannot comment on comparison but suspect you'll be happy with either.
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Old 05 February 2013, 16:27   #12
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I have done countless hours in Scorpions from 6.5m to 10m (including the one referred to earlier with the 350 Yamaha) by contrast only a few in a Revenger 29 - one inboard Yanmar & one with twin 250 clip ons.

I thought the Revenger was a faster hull but not as soft riding in traditional British sea conditions. Also I didn't find the seats comfortable, which is important on a decent trip.

Take one of each out (preferably in "interesting" conditions ) & make your own mind up.
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Old 05 February 2013, 16:43   #13
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We have a customer who has just bought a 10m Scorpion, its a very very nice boat, not been out on it but have worked on it and fit out is perfect everything in the right place and just so well out together. Cant comment on the Revenger though!
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Old 05 February 2013, 17:03   #14
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Up until recently the Hulls were made by Shakespeare in the Midlands and I can vouch for the build quality. I believe the deck on the outboard versions is built so that it sits above the waterline, the advantage being self draining at rest, the disadvantage being a higher centre of gravity.
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Old 06 February 2013, 09:32   #15
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Thank you very much for all the advice.
May be an easier choice than first thought.

Let's wait and see !
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Old 06 February 2013, 09:40   #16
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Thank you very much for all the advice.
May be an easier choice than first thought.

Let's wait and see !
don't be making it an easy choice, have you looked at new & 2nd hand Revengers on their website, some very ribs there to be had
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Old 18 March 2013, 15:32   #17
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what have you chosen yet?
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Old 21 March 2013, 04:49   #18
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Yes !
We have agreed to buy a secondhand Scorpion, deposit paid.
Have sea trialled her, and absolutley awesome.

Can't wait to take delivery in a couple of weeks, once she is ready.
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We have agreed to buy a secondhand Scorpion, deposit paid.
Have sea trialled her, and absolutley awesome.

Can't wait to take delivery in a couple of weeks, once she is ready.
don't forget the photos when you picked it up
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Old 23 March 2013, 04:06   #20
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I had the same decision to make several years ago. I chose the Scorpion 7.5 over revenger 25, since sold that and bout an 8.1 Scorpion with a difference. Both are very good boats, and I have done several hours in Revenger hulls (hard and soft). The Revenger is quicker generally, and turning is like they are on rails. If you want ulitmate speed, the revenger is a very good choice. Scorpions have a very cute little chine and slightly rounded bum, at speeds above 70mph my new one is a real handful, and speeking to a guy who owns 3 Scorpions recently, they commented that even their 10m twin surface drive got quite scary over 70knots, so they propped it down.

I have seen some pictures of a revenger that used to go out to play with biboa club and struggled when it got rough, where the Scorpions soldiered on, but I have never been out in a revenger in severe weather. I raced in lymington challenge a few years ago, and a 27 Revenger was infront of me although he had an extra 15mph top speed, but more impressive was a little 715 who only finished a few mph behind me. In 5m swell at times.

Scorpion is a very good ride, and recently my racer(and ex revenger 25 owner) commented my boat had the softest ride he had ever experienced. Hes also been around britain in a Pascoe (and a zapcat ) I think they are very soft as long as you keep them flying level, they have LARGE outer chines aft and land hard on the back end. But then dont all boats. I personally think Scorpion has lost a little bit of its specialness since Graham sold up. It was partly him I bought into as his after sales was considerably better. Now the new kids have gone quite form and design over function, and the small things you want to buy, now cost a fortune, where as Graham would have sold it at cost, because you were "in the club" IMHO.

IF I was buying now, in the 6.5m range id choose a revenger, 7.5-8.5 it would be a scorpion, but If I wanted a 29 revenger it would have to be step hull, as better flat running in head seas. 10m would have to be a sting. Both boats are very good, and Phil at revenger entertained me for years, taking me out on demos while I very slowly made my decision. Neither will dissapoint.
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