Originally Posted by mrr
Does anyone have experience with the XS 650 rib?
Would u be comfortable in this RIB if you were caught in rough conditions 80 miles offshore... ?
Is it a good rough sea RIB?
Is it a "dry" hull?
Any comments on the XS 650 are welcome. Thanks!
I think the answers you're looking for aren't going to be forth coming because "benefit of experience" would keep us from going 80 miles offshore when it's rough in that size of boat. If we're honest the difference between one 6.5mtr cat B RIB and another will be fairly marginal all being rated for 4mtr wave height and up to F8 wind. At that, and beyond, any notion of "comfort" is arbitrary and delusional, "survival" is more of a priority and that will be down as much to your experience and how well equipped you are, and less to do with the "brand" of boat you're in.
If this is a "one-off" trip you're planning where you can carefully pick your weather window fair enough but if 80mls offshore is going to be your regular cruising ground you need a bigger boat.