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Old 20 June 2017, 12:50   #1
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Hello everybody, I'd like to start off by saying I am new to this forum and new to RIBs. I am looking to by a RIB to use for primarily for spearfishing and diving. Ideally this boat would be able to hold me, my dive buddies and our gear ( I usually go with 7-8 people and that includes all of our gear) and take me at least 10 miles offshore. It would hopefully not cost over 20k. After taking these facts into account I think that the achilles SU-18 would be good for me. If anyone has any experience with this boat or has a recommendation of a boat that would better suit me than I would appreciate hearing about it. Thanks you so much.

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Old 20 June 2017, 13:04   #2
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Old 20 June 2017, 13:12   #3
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Hello everybody, I'd like to start off by saying I am new to this forum and new to RIBs. I am looking to by a RIB to use for primarily for spearfishing and diving. Ideally this boat would be able to hold me, my dive buddies and our gear ( I usually go with 7-8 people and that includes all of our gear) and take me at least 10 miles offshore. It would hopefully not cost over 20k. After taking these facts into account I think that the achilles SU-18 would be good for me. If anyone has any experience with this boat or has a recommendation of a boat that would better suit me than I would appreciate hearing about it. Thanks you so much.

Here is a link to the boat page:
http://www.achillesboats.com/boatmod...ortutility/su/


7-8 divers & gear, 10 miles offshore!! You're gonna need a bigger boat
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7-8 divers & gear, 10 miles offshore!! You're gonna need a bigger boat
Yep!...
And if you really don't know that already,I'd suggest you need to get/do plenty more research/homework/diving/Sea going
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I'd like to first say thank you for the replies. I don't know if this makes any difference but when I said divers I meant freedivers, not scuba divers. I'm sorry if I mislead you guys. Our gear would mainly consist of inflatable floats, floatline, spearguns and fins for bluewater spearfishing not scuba equipment. I will use it for scuba diving too but 10 miles off shore no way. I like scuba diving closer to shore. With this taken into account is this boat still ok or should I do more research.
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Old 20 June 2017, 14:07   #6
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I'd like to first say thank you for the replies. I don't know if this makes any difference but when I said divers I meant freedivers, not scuba divers. I'm sorry if I mislead you guys. Our gear would mainly consist of inflatable floats, floatline, spearguns and fins for bluewater spearfishing not scuba equipment. I will use it for scuba diving too but 10 miles off shore no way. I like scuba diving closer to shore. With this taken into account is this boat still ok or should I do more research.
The SU 18 has 11 person capacity 90 hp max outboard personally I would run that in good conditions but cut back if not
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I don't know if this makes any difference but when I said divers I meant freedivers, not scuba divers.
It does make a difference, but you are still pushing the capabilities of that sized boat. Most people wouldn't be buying a 5.5m boat to go 10miles offshore, or to carry 8 people. Both are possible, but neither will be comfortable in anything but smooth conditions. Personally, having done a fair bit of SCUBA divinf from RIBS wouldn't take 8 divers that far offshore in anything much smaller than a 7m boat. That isn't because you can't but more than if you end up with one pair cold/injured/unwell you are going to really struggle to get deck space. You will also struggle to carry 8 people and 8 people's worth of safety kit for that far offshore in a boat that size.
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.......Most people wouldn't be buying a 5.5m boat to go 10miles offshore

Aye! I'd want to be doing 50 minimum or its not worth turning out
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Your maximally specced out Ribcraft probably isn't representative...
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A 5.5 meter rib with a 90hp engine may even struggle to plane with 8 guys on board not to mind the weight of gear
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