Originally Posted by Jizm
New or used? Budget?
you may find it a bit difficulty to get a RIB of that length, beamy enough to sit side by side.
I know the Ballistic has this layout in it's.5m format....
You should be able to do it if that is your only/main priority (e.g. this redbay 5.1
has side by side jockeys, albeit not at the console). And the internal beam on Humber Destroyers is constant across the 5-7 size range (int beam 1.22m) - and Bruce managed to fit side by side's on his (5.8): http://rib.net/forum/showpost.php?p=262714&postcount=90
On anything smaller than 5m though I suspect you'd struggle to get side by side jockeys with comfort between them. A bench seat might be an option then?
BUT with either a wide console and/or bench/double jockey's you'll be very restricted for movement in a 5m boat and I would suggest it would be a poor rescue boat if required to perform those duties (restricted access to move around boat and very litttle space for a casualty to lie down).