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Old 20 February 2002, 16:52   #1
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What is wrong with a YAM?

Hi there!

I am new to the world of RIB's, but enjoying it to the fullest.
I have an option to buy a YAM470R RIB, but as I don't see this brand or type mentioned in any of the lists or sites on RIB's, I can't help but think there must be something seriously wrong with these crafts...

Can anybody here elaborate and keep me from spending my hard-earned money in the wrong place?

Thanks for helping me out!

Eddy
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Old 20 February 2002, 17:11   #2
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Nothing wrong with this boat at all. The Yam 470 is a good all rounder.Part of the problem why you do not see much about the boat is no one writes about them. All in all, a nice balanced boat and represents good value for money Alan P
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Old 20 February 2002, 18:31   #3
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Hi Eddy

I started my way back into boating with a Yam Inflatable, and I must say that the quality and all round capabilities of the boat was excellent. Far better than the Quicksilver Inflatable that I replaced it with.

I did look at the YAM Ribs, and the only reason I didnt take it further was that the ones I looked at were very expensive compared to others that I saw.

I believe JAHNO, who is on these forums, has a YAM 480 - you might like to contact him for his views.

If you can get one for the right price I say go for it - I have tested a few and found them to be excellent.
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Old 22 February 2002, 03:05   #4
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YAM 480 R

Hi Guys

I have a Yam 480R (not seen a 470r) with 50hp Yam 4 stroke. I love the set up, brilliant for skiing, fishing, cruising, all though I have not done any long distance cruising yet.

Quality seems very good, good (massive) locker space bow & aft, theres only problem I have come across and thats the transom, it's got a parralel platform attached to it hanging about 12" out eitherside of the engine - this makes fitting a ladder and aux outboard difficult (ill poster a picture).

Good value for money also in my opinion, I purchased it ex demo (about 7 hours use) in new condition with a rollacoater trailer and engine, tanks, covers for 6700 - I couldnt find anything else on the market for that kind of price.

All in all I love it - wish i'd got it 5years ago.


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Old 22 February 2002, 05:29   #5
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Thanks!

I'm relieved to hear yor comments on the YAM 470, I really like the looks of her and I guess the price of 11000 Euro (ow sorry...eehh 6.700 Pounds) is right.
She is also ex-demo (they claim a few hours, but I'll take that with a pinch of salt...) and fitted with a Yamaha 40 hp 2stroke, fuel tank and trailer.

See attached pic (with YAm 60)

Let the fun begin!

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Old 22 February 2002, 17:20   #6
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Yam Ribs

Looks like they will be two of us with yam RIBS on the forums....
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Old 22 February 2002, 17:27   #7
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Splishsplash - no picture?

Jahno - you have a picture of yors rather than the diagram?
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Old 22 February 2002, 17:31   #8
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Old 22 February 2002, 17:32   #9
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Old 22 February 2002, 17:33   #10
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Nice looking RIB.

Just being nosey, a couple of questons:

What are the numbers on the Engine for?

How fast is she?
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