Originally Posted by britemp
Am currently trying to decide between these two RIB's and it's not easy.
XS is a 700 (7.2m) with a beam of 2.6m and the Solent is a 7.5m with a beam of 2.4m. The XS has a Yamaha Z200 and the Solent an Opti 200. Layout is bow cushions, console with front seat, 2 x single jockey seats plus bench at the rear plus A-frame and the usual bits and bobs. Quotes for both are within £200 of each other. For another £1650 I can swap the 2-stroke Yam for a 4-stroke 200 on the XS. Boat will be kept in a marina and used all year round in the solent.
Any opinions? This is my first RIB so If I am missing something important let me know!
I do not know what your budget is but you could consider my Parker 750RS with Mercury Verado 225 (overall beam is 2.75). Layout: wide Patrol console, 2 x two man jockey seats, each with backrests and side supports, bench seat, A frame,
The rib is at Littlehampton marina and ready for testing/demo
Have a look at Ribs for sale where you will find the full spec, price and some photos