inferior (or rubbish) same thing more or less. Any way, I don't know and may be you are correct. I have never been on a RIBEYE (although I have seen plenty) and don't know about their quality aspect.
I always had South African built RIBs (I think that they are better built than the European RIBs i.e. Spanish, British, French, Italian, Greek etc) and although I have looked at the Humbers, Cobras, Scorpions and the likes I always thought that the SAfrican RIBs were good quality and good vallue for money.
So far the Falcon has been proven a good boat (had it since last year). The photos of the hull insides looked OK to me but then again I am not an expert on these constructions matters. It looks solid any way. Doesn't it?? Mine hasn't broken so far and been out in force 7/8.
HOWEVER, there is an offshore race in Greece at the end of May 2003 and I will take part in the leisure up 200 BHP category. The race is about 90/100 miles in the Aegean. I will know then if the boat is up to any good or not. Weather in the Aegean mainly windy force 5/6, wave height about 1.5-2 mtrs.
PS You are invited on THE BEAK any time!!