Originally posted by codprawn
Yes very funny - NOT my ideal boat but the girlfriend does like em. Personally I would rather a Revenger or similar...
I was being serious!
Like Bilge Rat says, who's buying the boat? If you prefer Revengers, go for it!! The bigger ones are certainly good.
When you get it, will you use it or just look at it? Certainly you'll never be satisfied with something that's not your ideal boat.
Have you tried some RIBs in different seas? Talked to owners?
If your g/f likes the look of a Cobra, have a look at something like a Phantom Evo which is miles better. Also there will soon be a "Bananashark" leisure RIB which promises to be sensational but I think that there will be a queue round the block for that.... and of course they will only be new ones around.
I spent a year cruising with other RIB owners (by joining BIBOA) to find out what I liked. Then drew up a specification list and looked for RIBs that suited that list. Took a long time to find the right one!
Here's a quote from someone wise I was speaking to recently...
"Nobody ever buys a second Cobra"
Best thing to do... get yourself down to Cowes for RIBex and look at the exhibitors stuff and come out with us for a "real" test if you like