Originally Posted by JSP
I don't totally agree there mate. Newer designs fair enough as your paying for the research and development of the new hulls, tubes etc but have you seen the price of a new Avon searider 5.4
I mean come on!
I do think that Avon do trade off the name more than most, but as all the SR owners on here will attest they are good boats. But nowadays you sell stuff for as much as you can get away with/ people will pay - thats what business is all about.
You can pay £350k for a RIB , only if you have £350k in the first place - as the owner of a very nice Arctic 35 cabin told me last night - there is always something bigger & more expensive if you want to pay for it !
Or you can £350 and have just as much fun/ enjoyment , but of a differant kind. I smile as much at 50 knts with 200hp as I do at 2.5knts revving away with my 2.5hp on my SIB.