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Old 17 March 2010, 18:47   #1
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6.5-ish meter RIB, lookig for offers

Hi

I will come by car and ferry from Hamburg, Germany, to the UK, Solent area and possibly South Wales, this weekend plus monday, leaving tuesday. To see ribs, with the clear intention to buy one. Two Humber Ocean Pro 6.3m, possibly a Vipermax 7m, and if its weight is in my limits and time allows a Ring 750, are on the visit list already.

Not looking for a harbour queen, but a serious Rib.
Preferred makes are Humber, Ring, Osprey Vipermax, Delta, XS, Tornado, Ribcraft. Or ex-RNLI Atlantic.
Boat must be in a good condition ready to go.

showstopper requirements are
1. max weight incl braked trailer no more than 1.9 metric tons. This is a must due to car limitations. Trailer ready to go for a 1200km trip on the road, with the RIB of course.
2. proof of VAT paid, eg by means of original invoice
3. no "hard spot" at the bow, eg as with Ribeye, or hard nose, as contact to other boats will happen for safety reasons or crew transfer


Two main missions are defining a rib for me
1. cruising on river Elbe, west of Hamburg to the Northsea
me and my family: wife and two kids (6 and 8 years old)
Always possible to postpone a trip in case of bad weather. When caught by heavy weather underway, always possible to return with safe and comfortable speed or revert to a safe haven.
waves up to 2m, wind up to 25knots with gusts

2. judging/umpiring sailing regattas
Defined by Regattas around Helgoland/German Bight and offshore Kiel, Travemünde and Warnemünde in the Baltic Sea.
Sustaining even in bad weather in the area. Rescue work possible, incl towing.
Preferably being able to get from the German coast to Helgoland safely
waves exceeding 3m, wind up to 40kn in gusts

These two missions define main requirements as per below
1. As I am quiet tall with 1.95m, console, wheel and handles high enough to allow for standing. However, for rest or relax while on standby possibility to seat down for relaxing welcome
2. in total 4 seating, preferably 2x2 single jockeys. bench seating not preferred
3. seperate battery(ies) per engine(s) and for consumers
4. engine power sufficient to operate in heavy weather.
5. range of 120 nautical miles minimum
6. electrics:navication lights, compass, engine gauges, fuel gauge, echo, gps, vhf. DSC not necessary
7. cruising speed of about 25 knots up to a meter significant wave height
8. sufficient grab handles on console for a safe stand
9. towing arrangement, post nice-to-have
10. in case of twin engines: full redundancy in tanks, fuel lines/filters, electrics and instrumentation. Counterrotating props welcome
11. complete equipped w/ anchor, mooring lines, paddle, fender, etc
12. heavy duty straking and tube wear patches
13. low fuelconsumption
14. plane storage area on top of console for notepad, hand compass, stuff like that
15. SS prop

An A-frame is not necessarily a must. Aux engine welcome
Service history of engine(s) appreciated.

Budget indication 16kGBP


Finally, I need a practical advise regarding payment, as I have a German account only. A bank transfer will take longer than I stay in the UK - how the heck is it possible to get to GBP in cash without bank expenses? Are American Express Traveler Cheques accepted by private persons in the UK?


kind regards
Jan
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Hamburg, Germany
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Old 18 March 2010, 17:31   #2
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Jan i cant help you with the rib, but if you bring £sterling traveller cheques you should be able to go to a bank and cash them to pay for a rib.

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Old 29 May 2010, 16:31   #3
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it is a Parker 630

Since a month I am a proud owner of a 2007 Parker 630 with 120HP Mercruiser inboard diesel. Better, my family is.

Andre contacted me offering a demo boat, arranging for a seatrial in Gdynia, and the soonest after that, the Rib arrived in Hamburg late April.
Despite the fact that the weather demanded ski underwear, fleece and drysuit until last weekend, I enjoyed the first trips. Mainly close to Hamburg, round the local islands and thru the harbour.
Today it was time to go further. With my brother and my daughter I went down to Cuxhaven. There we spent an hour on anchor at 08.48E, 53.53N, and made it back. That is a trip of about 85nm. Done in 4:15hrs incl bunkering and idling watching seals, with an average fuelconsumption of 12l/h at 3,700rpm. Have to admit it was a perfect day for the first sniffing into the North Sea with a new boat.
Besides hopping to the shores and beaches west of Hamburg the next bigger trip is Helgoland. Hope to get better pictures soon.

Looking into the spec, I have to say that the boat is the first one I used in the past 15 years that matches my spec, except one minor item. And the first one that really makes sense, except a Tornado I used at the Yngling world championships. Hope to get it tested in the rough soon. 5knots current against a wind of 25 knots, that will show weak points, if they exist.

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Old 30 May 2010, 04:44   #4
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Hope to get better pictures soon.
These are iPhone quality, more to come.

The pic with the kids shows one main aspect of the Parker seating layout - very well suited for small kids. They can grab the backrest of the front seat, and the winged backrest keeps them very well in place.

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dnv: What a great boat...those Parkers are something! Congrats!

Did it fall within your budget?
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Old 01 June 2010, 00:25   #6
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dnv: What a great boat...those Parkers are something! Congrats!
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Did it fall within your budget?
almost, if I take travel cost into account, and the currency exchange rate

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