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Old 21 March 2014, 05:45   #1
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Selva 510 - advice needed!

I'm looking for my first rib to use on the south east coast but am struggling to find what I want with a £10,000 budget! I've come across a 2002 Selva 510 with a 4 stroke 50hp Selva engine which I'm told is all Yamaha parts (serviced 2013). It comes with a 2003 trailer and tubes were repaired, as new, last year. All this for £5299. I've not heard of Selva before and searching the forums I can find info on the engines but not so much on the boat! Can anyone offer any advice? Is this a good package? Thanks.
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Old 21 March 2014, 06:11   #2
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Have a good look around before making a decision. For example, these guys have some good used and ex-demo packages within your budget...

http://www.seaswift.co.uk/boats-for-sale.html
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Old 21 March 2014, 06:24   #3
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Thanks, I'm looking every day but had not come across Sea-Swift before. It's a Shame the XPRO Defender 535 has sold, it's just what I'm after!
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Old 21 March 2014, 09:09   #4
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Selvas are quite good italian built Ribs, especially the older ones like the 510.
A friend had exactly the 510 with a 100 HP Selva/Yamaha 4-stroke. It ran und still runs at another very happy owner excellent.
Of course Selvas are quite popular in Italy, but also in our geman language Inflatable Forum (schlauchboot-forum.com) are some users with Selvas (460, 510, 560).
I personally would not want the 510 with only 50 hp because i think its underpowered. But, thats my opinion.
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I have a Selva 350 that is sixteen years old and still going strong. It is a very, very, shallow V at the transom so slides round a bit but nothing has broken.
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Thanks for the advice Ferdi. I did wonder if it would be underpowered but the current owner assures me he carries 4 adults and 2 children without issue and will tow a skier!!
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I have just bought a Selva 540 2007/08 with a 60hp and trailer for £4000, engine has only 80hrs.

Sounds like I got a bit of a bargain.

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Old 22 March 2014, 21:15   #8
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Hi,
Selva are very good Italian RIB. They have solid hull and good tubes. They have good price/quality ratio. If you want have more information you can see the web site of Italboats that is a company that builds Selva RIB/Predator and Stingher. For the engine Selva/Yamaha is one of the best in its categorie. Some photos could help us to suggest you in better way.
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