Originally Posted by tsijon
Good information from all....really I was wondering if there were any serious issues with the PRO 650. I understand they are dropping the SHARC material and going to Hypalon as military is requiring it - I believe Hypalon is standard on the 2010's. Also they had a floor/fuel tank separation issue in the mid-2000 models which was fixed.
Regarding the 24 degree hull is that good or bad to handle the rough seas?
My understanding is the Open Pro 650 is still made with Sharc Duotex material, however the Open Pro 550 is available in optional Hypalon-Neoprene. The Pro series is available in Duotex to 550 and Hypalon through the range from 420 to 850.
Prices in the UK for the Open Pro 650 start at £19.5k for a bare boat rising to over £37k rigged with a 175hp.
It's a category B RIB so is more than capable of hitting the rough stuff. The 24 degree hull deadrise should give a comfortable ride. This picture offers a good illustration of what looks like quite an aggressive hull. These girls get about a bit don't they? Oh to work in Zodiac PR...