House purchase by the sea is nearly completed so now I'm thinking of a true "do-it-all" RIB.
What I want to use my future RIB for:
- Trips down the North East Coast from Staithes to Whitby ~ 10-12 Nm each way (2-4 people max).
- Trips to Runswick Bay on nice days in the summer with up to 5/6 people (~ 3Nm away)
- The odd longer trip up and down the coast but with only 2 people
- Wake boarding when the sea is flat enough, no huge wake required, but enough for a bit of fun
- Spearfishing from when it's flat
- Fishing from
- The boat will probably be kept on a drying out mooring and used frequently from March to October, and maybe weekly to fortnightly over the winter months
From the above it's a real mixed bag, hence the need for a do it all boat, and therefore a RIB. The question is which one? And do you think my size estimate is correct based on the above? I'll be looking for a second hand boat/engine combo.
Engine wise giving fishing and spearfishing may need more low speed work would a four stroke be more suitable?
But would a two stroke be better for wakeboarding?
Boat wise from initial Ribnet reading I think here are some possible options:
Humber Destroyer/Attaque/Ocean Pro
Tornado (with hypalon tubes, not PVC)
Avon SR 4.7/5.4 - Would the flooding hull be an issue for wake boarding starts?
So what's the verdict on the above options? Any to avoid and if so why?
Are there any other RIBs to consider? Ribtec/Zodiac etc? - I want something that will last, be good out at sea (it doesn't have to be the
best in super rough stuff, but I don't want something that slams a lot).
Any advice/opinions gratefully received.