Originally Posted by sk8rpj
Where are people over on this side of the pond finding the used ex military ribs. I can find very little of any used RIBs over here.
I'm one of those guys. Found an ex-USCG 5.4mR Searider on eBay. Happened to be located one town away, and was offered by my mooring guy. He bought it at a govmt surplus auction and never got around to fitting it out. eBay really is the #1 place to look, though you have to be patient. I was watching for nearly a year before I found my RIB. There was one on YachtWorld.com for a long time, so I suppose it's worth watching there too. THere's little option for immediate gratification if you're lookng for a used RIB in the US. I suspect that most, if not all of the Seariders have been retired and sold off by the gvmt already.
I recently spend a day on a Ribcraft 4.8. Great RIB too, though it was a calm day. A Ribcraft is probably the only boat I would consider trading my Searider for, that's readily availible in the USA. Saw a Mitigator rolling through town on its trailer today (I'm in Ribcraft USA's hometown).