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Old 16 October 2014, 08:06   #31
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I would suggest ribeye 500 (well I would as I like them)too but new you are nearly twice your budget
Can't quite see your budget streching to a new 5m with trailer!
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Would like a ribeye too but would rather move on from a rib if i was spending that much.
I have the deal on the new XS500 already quoted and within budget with trailer and mercury engine just a case of finding out a bit more about them and having a go in one before i commit
Is the Ribeye really twice the price of the XS?

How does the spec compare?
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XS, yes no probs with that brand...good, solid and well priced.
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Old 16 October 2014, 17:13   #33
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Is the Ribeye really twice the price of the XS?

How does the spec compare?
Big difference in standard specification, Ribeye do put a very comprehensive package together!
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Indeed, and I know which I'd prefer

It's a big difference in price though. If you take the motor out of the pricing, which I guess is somewhere around half of the OP's budget and will be near enough the same in both packages, that makes the Ribeye three times the price of the XS. That buys a whole lot of finishing touches!
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Old 17 October 2014, 07:50   #35
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I saw a xs 500 at the dublin boat show about 5 years ago. I was impressed with the robust nature of the build. It had a 60 hp outboard with a big foot gearbox. I would have thought that a big foot gearbox was a stange gearbox type for an rib

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XS are a good strong boat, which handles well and quite forgiving, but as with any boat does have limitations, having said that a sensible helm's limitations are usually less then the boats. They have plenty of potential for customisation, i.e. seating arrangements, S/S et al. I personally would not want a Bench seat on a 5m.. The 500 is not from the new sports range but from the original designs, you also have a choice of tube material as well. And before anyone asks YES I have driven a XS 4.8 through to 8.5.
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If you take the motor out of the pricing, which I guess is somewhere around half of the OP's budget and will be near enough the same in both packages,
There is nearly 2k difference between the RRP cost of a Yamaha F80 and the equivalent Merc.
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From figures that I have researched the real world difference looks to be more like a grand. If we said 8k for a Yam and 7k for the Merc, and allow another 1k on each package for the trailer, then at 15k all in the XS costs 7k.

If the Ribeye package is 30k then the boat itself works out at 21k, which is three times the price of the XS. Do you reckon those figures are about right?
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From figures that I have researched the real world difference looks to be more like a grand. If we said 8k for a Yam and 7k for the Merc, and allow another 1k on each package for the trailer, then at 15k all in the XS costs 7k.
aye near enough although I hope you work out my bonus with more precision! You are assuming Ribeye discount their Yams as much as other vendors do! They may not see the need to because they don't let you pick an engine vendor so are removed from the competition.

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If the Ribeye package is 30k then the boat itself works out at 21k, which is three times the price of the XS. Do you reckon those figures are about right?
The Ribeye price list is here: http://www.espar.co.uk/Images/PDF-Ri...s-JAN-2011.pdf it is a little out of date, but sounds like its not changed much.

XS helpfully provide their price lists too XS Ribs Pricing for Boats Accessories, Packages New Inflatable Craft, Download PDF Price List Specification - that shows the bare XS500 at 8695 inc VAT

But yes the Ribeye is eye-wateringly expensive for a 5m boat! Not sure how the two hold their relative resale value.
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I hope you work out my bonus with more precision!
Have I ever got it wrong? Those calculations are much easier anyway
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