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Old 08 May 2013, 10:36   #1
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Suggestions for first rib or boat for the Channel Islands

Hi All,

I am looking to buy my first boat for general playing about and maybe, in time the odd trip to France. I moved to Jersey a year ago and want to make the most of living by the sea while I am here.

I would appreciate suggestions for suitable boats for the above, I have a budget of 5 K including trailer , insurance etc.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Old 09 May 2013, 16:32   #2
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Anyone??
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Old 09 May 2013, 16:38   #3
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5k could be a bit tight for offshore capability.
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Depends how old you are looking but stick with a well known brand of engine, yamaha or honda are a good bet for reliability. It terms of the actual boat well an SR4 is a reliable and sturdy choice, while zodiac has heritage. Theres plenty mpre to know but thats a start
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Ok, what sort of budget should I be looking at realistically?

I was thinking in the 5-6m range would a SR4 be a bit too small?

Thanks
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Hi with your budget you will be looking at something a bit older probaly with a 2st on! What are you planning to do with it & with how menny of you?
I would stick with a well known brand that will be easier to sell on if it is not just what you are after.
If you have seen anything post details & we can give you some opinions
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Ok, what sort of budget should I be looking at realistically?

I was thinking in the 5-6m range would a SR4 be a bit too small?

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SR5.4 with a nice Yam 90hp 2st on it then
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Thanks, probably 2-3 onboard mainly for traveling around the coast and bays of Jersey, however once I gain a bit more experience over to France and the other Islands, ( Guernsey, Sark etc)

Was looking at this Humber Dive Pro 5metre RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) | eBay

theres is an old Avon Dive boat 5.6m locally for 2.5 k however its pretty old 1985 i think.
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Yes humbers a great make if you are going for 'ruggedness'. Although those force engined are mixed reliability depending on how many hours that has and how well looked after etc
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can you post some pics of the local Avon
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