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Old 13 March 2018, 14:51   #1
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5-5.9mtr RIB Wanted

Hi All,
Iím looking for a 5 to 5.9mtr RIB, no bigger as the marina charges go up a lot for 6mtrs plus!

Ideally with Double console, twin jockey and preferred bench at rear for my daughters but two more jockeys not an issue. Front console seat if possible? Engine 60hp plus 2 or 4 stroke.

Would really like (love) a Ribcraft, Ribeye, Ribtech, 5.3, 5.5 or 585 but my budget is only £10k might be able to stretch to £11k so Iím asking a lot.

Please PM me give me a call on 07727 643120 if you having anything that may suit or if you know where I might find something for my budget. Iíve tried all the usual websites and everything is out of my budget!

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Old 13 March 2018, 17:22   #2
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Have you not seen this on eBay ? This looks perfect for your needs 2007 Ribeye 500 RIB, Yamaha 80hp Fourstroke, 204 hours, with Trailer https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F282876329174
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Old 13 March 2018, 19:15   #3
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Hi Bigo
Thank for looking! Yes it is perfect for me but itís for sale at Wolf Rock and they want £15k for it so over my budget!
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Old 14 March 2018, 11:43   #4
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This isn't a million miles from you. Slightly over budget, but see what you think. It's at Wills Marine, Devon. https://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/...tec-585/203813
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Old 14 March 2018, 14:03   #5
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This isn't a million miles from you. Slightly over budget, but see what you think. It's at Wills Marine, Devon. https://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/...tec-585/203813
That looks mega stern heavy?
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Old 14 March 2018, 14:38   #6
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Thanks for the info.

I have to agree it does look a little heavy on the rear? Plus thatís two engines that need servicing/spares although thereís the safety aspect if one gives up at sea.

Not sure of the layout either? My wife wants a ďpretty boatĒ and this is a bit of a miss mash.

Not for me unfortunately.
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Old 14 March 2018, 15:26   #7
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You're not asking much. Double console, twin jockey, bench seat at rear and something your wife would call pretty for £11k!

Looked at Ribeye, and A550 would be perfect, but unfortunately they're expensive second-hand, but they do tick all your boxes.

Did come across this old Ribeye 5.8, but the seats look like they were removed from a double decker bus, it's over budget and it ain't pretty. https://www.apolloduck.com/boat.phtml?id=556101

The Ribcraft 5.3 is a nice looking boat. Could be you just have to wait, and one may come along. This was on Gumtree from a couple of years ago, but gives you an idea of price and internal layout. https://www.gumtree.com/p/boats-kaya...ale/1173874302
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Old 14 March 2018, 15:57   #8
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You have a very narrow search, and thatís absolutely fine, itís your search. However, a wee bit of compromise may well be needed. Itís very hard to get the perfect boat, especially if restricted by budget.
My suggestion is you should look at getting something older, therefore much cheaper, and then refurbing it to your requirements with the remainder of your budget. Replacing existing seating / console with consoles and jockeys / benches to your Ďtasteí is a straightforward job, for you or a company.
For example, this -
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F323095881864
Haggle for say £5k ? and if you spend the remainder of your £10/11k budget on it changing things out then youíll have a good RIB exactly the way you want it. A lot of the equipment can be re-used. It might be a tad underpowered but that can be solved in next yearís budget !!! Donít be put off by the orange dive boat look, thereís some lovely black / orange RIBís out there.
Iíve done something similar, for a shade under £10k. Works for me.
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Old 14 March 2018, 16:03   #9
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I will be putting my 5.5m mako up for sale shortly.


It has 2x 2seater bench seats and a single infront of the console. 2x 75hp etec's with approx. 140hrs on them.


Will be asking around £9000
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Hi Pilotwillie,
Thanks for the advice, I just don’t have the time to do a refurb, 3 kids with all their activities doesn’t allow that! I know I’m asking a lot but I’m open to different layouts, different. Makes, I’d like to see what people can offer or know is available.
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