Originally Posted by Tim in Yorkshire
Thanks for that, as for Delta Dash(es), what kind of power do they need to be fun, they seem to have a high bow, do they have a better or worse ride than a Searider?
Deltas were the be all & end all of RIBs in the mid 80s. Personally I think there are better (value) boats out there now. They were built mainly to commercial/diving spec, quite basic, few had inboard tanks (hence low deck space), powder coated steel work (not stainless) & VERY expensive. Examples within your budget are likely to be tired & tatty unless you can drop on. Most had 60-90hp engines which fitted in with the commercial spec, they ain't going to put a grin on yer mush
Mollers is spot on. When buying SH, you have to go with what's on the market rather than what you want, there will inevitably be a compromise somewhere.
PS did I mention that Deltas, certainly the 5dash5 could be a tad "wet"