Our last rib was a Valiant 10.5 m with twin Optimax 150's. It had a strange box section protruding off the back of the transom which had the outboards mounted to it which decided to snap off at the mounting point to the transom, all bar a thread at the bottom which saved the engines going to the bottom of the North Sea. We had just rounded Cape Wrath in a force 4 worst way, and were not doing anything a rib shouldnt do when this happened. Lots of heavy duty ratchet straps thanks to the other boats we were with, and a 5 hour crawl to Scrabster and we made it home safe and sound. Needless to say we were not impressed, and even less so when we found out the 6 hour old rib we had bought had been used for drop testing by the RNLI. Lots of fighting with Valiant eventually got it fixed, then the engines started playing up. Got them fixed and sold it, would never get another Valiant rib, even forgetting the breakage, the thing handled like a dog considering its length in rough seas.