Originally Posted by liquido
Hi There, first post, looks like a nice meeting spot for rib enthusiast.
Im looking to purchase a rib and feel that I would need some advice on what to consider as well as what to stay away from...
Im sure there are many questions like mine but to my defense I have used the search function with to many results to even know where to start.
Anyway, Im looking for a tough rib... with that I mean Im interested in a rib that is seaworthy... Im less interested in looks, just something reliable (if it looks good thats ok as well).
We are a family of 5... me, my wife, 1 upper teenager and two 9/10 year olds.
Is it correct to assume that something around 6.5 meters would be more then enough for us + occasional company?
I feel very inclined towards a British rib as I get the impression they in general can cope with tougher conditions then lets say the average Italian rib (I might be wrong though).
How flexible are the makers in terms of layout?
Having children I would rather have the console in the back with good view of the passengers in front of me.
So... any recommendations?
It has to be something tough... think in terms of rescue/patrol/military kind of grade at a reasonable price.
I really dont need flashy sofas and leather sunbeds just a good reliable transportation that could take me home on a bad day.
Budget? Between 20-30,000 new or used.
I have a camel rib for £10k for sale. Year 2000, great family boat. Swanage peter 07831513798