Couple of weeks ago I went on a RIB trip from the Netherlands (Hoorn) to London. We went with three ribs, a revenger 25 (+250 opti XS), a ribcraft 6.8 (+225 Honda 4S) and a scorpion 8.1 (+250 e-tec) (mine).
On the IJsselmeer, the big lake were I live, my Scorpion is always the slowest (top 90kmh, revenger 110kmh, ribcraft 99kmh) and consumes the most fuel (+35%!) when we go on a trip. Of course the other two are a bit smaller boats, so that figures. However, the revenger is 7.60m, so that's 'only' 75cm shorter than mine, also they
have power lifts, and 'big' three blade props compared to my 4 blade 21" revolution...
But, at the moment we hit the real sea, the Scorpion is completely happy. Suddenly it's not the slowest RIB anymore, but the fastest. Even the fuel consumption is not as bad as compared to the others. For me it really was a delight crossing the North Sea; I'm not a really experienced RIB driver, but I always felt in control the entire trip. Even in the F4-5 head winds before Ramsgate. A friend of mine, who has never driven a RIB before, could handle it easily without slowing down, on the contrary
I was already very happy with my Scorpion, but since this trip I am really completely utterly fond of it.