Originally Posted by Charlie C
Thanks for all your input.
On the test I have done in F5 I found RIBquest and Zodic the worst. Cobra was fine and so was the stinger which I found surprising. Have yet to test the Ballistic.
Budget is less than £30K (hopefully!)
Buy a secondhand Scopion! you can get a decent 7.5 for 25 k and a 6.5 for 21k you will never regret it! Wonderful ride!
New have a look at the Parkers I like the way they are bulit, also the Solents are well built boats. From south Africa the only two makes I'd consider would be Gemini and the Ballistic in that order
Trust me the Cobras slam! all the hulls mentioned by me have pretty much the same V and amount of spray rails.
whatever you do with the boat make sure you try it thoroughly, if buying secondhand (and why not!) if you let the Vendor now that you want a trial and are in the comparison stage, offering to pay for the fuel used serves two purposes!
A it get you a good time on the boat
b it lets you know hoe much the Fkkr drinks