I've just put my new (well, new to me - I'll update my profile eventually) RIB into drystack in Southampton for just over £2k with all year round access. As I have young children the thought of not trying to achieve the whole trailer/slip/parking experience while the children "help
" is worth at least 90% of that £2k. Factoring in the removal of the costs of running the trailer and the reduced insurance risk I don't think it's a bad deal overall. Furthermore the guys are the drystack are really helpful and have excellent contacts to deal with those ineviable problems (lots of water in the fuel this weekend
). I suppose my main driver is the ease of getting onto the water means I will ultimately use the boat more frequently, thus dividing the cost betwen more time on the water.