Originally Posted by mrbrown
I'm new to Ribs and looking at purchasing an Avon 320 Jet DL. Can any of you give me some advise on this? They certainly are at a premium price point. Are they worth it ?
I'm in Canada. I found a new 2004 for 20 K CAD. I read that one rental company stopped using them as people we being thrown out. Any comments would be really be appreciated.
Very lively and yes, very easy to get thrown out. Charter company I do some driving for had one as a tender to their Sealine T46. Was great fun but the customers kept getting bounced out. Had to sell it before anyone got hurt.
So, great toy on FLAT water but rubbish on waves.
As Codders has said - a toy in disguise.
The reason they are so popular as tenders on Sunseeker type boats is nothing to do with how good they are but because they have low air draft and can fit in a very small, low garage - no outboard sticking up to get in the way.
Packaging triumphing over function unfortunately.
However, depends what you want to do with it. Would be great on a sheltered lake / estuary / river.