Thanks for the ideas of Humber and Ballastic.
The list now reads:
Scorpion (but new is too long and too expensive)
Humber 6.3 Ocean Pro
Solent Ribs (to visit 26 May)
Rib-X (to look at in Lymington, 26 May)
Ribcraft (but Yeovil is far from Lymington)
Any other candidates appreciated. This might turn into a long haul!
On the secondhand front, thanks, Nick, for the suggestion: of:http://www.boatsandoutboards.com
and sorry you work on Saturday!
My problem is that I do not know how to tell a good boat from a dog based on the adverts so do not know how to produce a good short-list.
Any advice on how to do that would be much appreciated.
As would a pointer to anyone who has seen an advert they think I should persue.
Thanks again, everyone