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Old 09 January 2006, 14:03   #1
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Which twin-engined RIB

Been lurking for a while - this is my first post.

Looking to buy a twin-engined RIB but need some help. Thinking around 7-9m, quality construction and the ability to handle tough conditions around the south/southwest coast.

Unsure where it will be kept. At home in Cheshire if could be trailered (wife has RR sport Diesel) or dry berthed somewhere down south.

Want something with useable range - a blast accross to France would be fun. Range could be an issue.

Not my 1st boat or only one.

The Pascoe SR-7 and Revenger 760 seem to fit the bill, but I'm sure there are others. Any suggestions?
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Old 09 January 2006, 14:25   #2
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the two ribs youmention are bothe high end sport ribs! Is this type of boat you are looking for. Also new or secondhand. There are a couple of cracking Scorpions going for 40k and a lovely SR9 yanmar for about 45

the Scorpions are in this forums for sale section
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Old 09 January 2006, 14:58   #3
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Looking for something that can make reasonable progress in less than ideal conditions with good range.

Will check out the for sale section.
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Old 09 January 2006, 15:07   #4
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you might do well to also have a look at the Phantom Evo. They are beutiful looking ribs with hulls designed by Steve Baker (Phantom) and Neil Holmes and superbly turned out
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Old 09 January 2006, 16:02   #5
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Redbay

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check out Redbay.

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Old 10 January 2006, 02:56   #6
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Looking for something that can make reasonable progress in less than ideal conditions with good range.
If you really want to cruise in less than ideal conditions then either the Redbay 8.4,9.1 or 11 Hardnose boats take some beating. I am awaiting delivery of a new 11m(twin 422sti) to replace my 9.1m(twin 370sti) that I sold to Russia and having thought long and hard about what to buy I have opted for another Redbay as IMHO other than a hardnose Scorpion there is nothing that can keep the pace.
Don't know if you read the article on Redbay in this months Rib Int., it sums the boats up.
Having been round the Mull of Kintyre in a gale of wind and big wind against tide seas the extra security offered by the hard nose and cuddy take some beating.
Jump on a plane or ferry and go and see the guys for a sea trial....you wont be disapointed.
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Old 10 January 2006, 03:07   #7
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Been lurking for a while - this is my first post.

Looking to buy a twin-engined RIB but need some help.

The Pascoe SR-7 and Revenger 760 seem to fit the bill, but I'm sure there are others. Any suggestions?
Have a look at our BananaShark 770 - our single engine demonstrator is for sale in the "for sale" section, and we also offer a twin engine option.
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Old 10 January 2006, 03:09   #8
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Is this Magnum guy for real?! Firstly, who describes themselves as a Yuppie? For crying out load!! And then proceeds to rattle on about how wealthy he thinks he is. This is a Rib site! We don't really care which RR your missus drives, how many boats you own or that you intend to drag it to the Cote D'zur. Apart from that, welcome Magnum
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Have a look at our BananaShark 770 - our single engine demonstrator is for sale in the "for sale" section, and we also offer a twin engine option.
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and the ability to handle tough conditions
Cookee, you've said yourself that the Bananashark really isn't the boat for plugging away in the rough. It's good at what it does, but I can't see that it fits this guy's brief.

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Old 10 January 2006, 04:23   #10
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Cookee, you've said yourself that the Bananashark really isn't the boat for plugging away in the rough. It's good at what it does, but I can't see that it fits this guy's brief.

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We did a lot of work with Steel Developments at the boat show with different props, and it has made a huge differance - it's still an open boat, but as Kevin will tell you, he's had it out in conditions you wouldn't go out in with any boat of that size unless it was necessary, and it performed very well indeed. Anyone is invited down to try the boat as it is in any (reasonable) conditions!

By the way he was performing safety boat duty at the time!
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