Originally Posted by cdr
Genuine? Are there counterfeit RIBs?
It ended at £10 but didn't meet its reserve price, so not sold. I didn't buy it.
It's not the RIB that's not genuine - it's the "seller". It's not the first time a scam has been used to advertise a boat that, for some reason, the seller ensures you can't see before handing over cash.
If you're able to see it, meet the seller, see paperwork and "get a good feel" there's a chance the sale is genuine. FWIW, I'd get a good feel about that boat, as the £10k (reserve not met) seems a genuine(ish) price for the boat in question so is probably a genuine sale, but I'd still ask to see it and meet the seller first.
And the only boat I'd sell my beloved Ribeye for is a Cobra, so don't worry about the quality providing it's been looked after (or I could be tempted with a cabin rib!)!
Good luck in finding a boat, but please use the forum if you're not sure about any potential purchase that seems too good to be true.