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Old 28 October 2014, 18:05   #1
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Which 7.5m RIB?

Hi peeps, my first post here for some time

Got a mate who's in the market for a new build. Around 7.5m, mainly for fishing offshore, out in the Channel etc. So needs to be top build quality, sea keeping has total priority over performance. 30kt cruise is what he's aiming for.

Must be twin O/b's, probably struggle to get him away from 4T Suzi's although I wouldn't disagree with that.

So what's everyone raving about these days?

Budget prob won't go to the likes of Delta, MST etc but

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He's got a thing about XS after seeing a youtube vid but I know very little about them.

Budget probs need to be kept under 50k

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Old 28 October 2014, 18:36   #2
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Osprey, Parker or Ribcraft
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Old 28 October 2014, 18:39   #3
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isn't 50k a bit tight for a 7mtr rib with twin ob's
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Old 28 October 2014, 18:55   #4
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isn't 50k a bit tight for a 7mtr rib with twin ob's
No VAT for a C.I.'s sale? so I don't think its ridiculous, you'd get a 7.4m Redbay with a nice inboard set up, with electronics for that money. So I'm sure if you don't go overboard with engine power, negotiate well and are only looking for 7m then its doable.
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Old 29 October 2014, 06:36   #5
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No VAT for a C.I.'s sale? so I don't think its ridiculous, you'd get a 7.4m Redbay with a nice inboard set up, with electronics for that money. So I'm sure if you don't go overboard with engine power, negotiate well and are only looking for 7m then its doable.
That sounds reasonable P. The 7.4 has been honed a bit over the last few years and the latest iteration is a smooth machine: Redbay

Cruising at 30kts is the key - the Suzis need to be in the rev range that the new lean burn tech is happy at - too high a rev and it won't do the do. I'd be guessing a pair of the latest 140s would be the job? If it was for me, the tall Offshore console rather than the Explorer, or a small wrapped back console as seen in the first 950 (photo below)as it affords good protection for PAX and electronics without a major weight penalty. With a pair of big donks hanging off the transom, a bit of weight forward would be a good thing, IMO.
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Hi Martini,

an Osprey 7.5 Vipermax with 2 x Suzuki 115's would come in at around 39,500 Ex Vat.

This is based on 6 Jockeyseats and our searanger console. If fishing will be a primary use then we have recently rigged one of our 7.0 meter ribs for fishing with removable rear jockey seats that can also be turned 180 degrees to face backwards.

The twin rig is based on twin 100L tanks and twin electrical systems, all included in the above price.

Have dropped you a PM with my contact details.

We also have a new console that has just been finished and will be fitted to a 7.5 Meter we are building at the moment. I am sure some pictures will be coming soon once the seat is upholstered.

Feel free to give me a shout, I am sure we can put a suitable package together.

Thanks

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Old 30 October 2014, 17:46   #7
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Ribcraft
Osprey (I'd get shot down in flames if I didn't give them a mention, this is Ribnet after all)
Parker
He's got a thing about XS after seeing a youtube vid but I know very little about them.

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Gotta be one a dem then innit?
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Old 02 November 2014, 14:12   #8
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One of our Shearwater Cutters will come in around budget
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Old 09 November 2014, 16:09   #9
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I like my XS750 very much, although high bow can compromise visibility when seated. Very roomy and well put together!

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shearwater for me .
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