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Old 27 May 2014, 08:57   #1
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Arancia Sib Wanted

Probably a long shot but can you let me know if you have one or see one for sale. Thanks

Looking for the surf and rescue type.
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Old 27 May 2014, 12:28   #2
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I just sold mine....in San Diego. Probably not much of a help.
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Looking for a secondhand one and it has to be the Arancia as used by the RNLI/ Surf and Rescue and a not copy.
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I just sold mine....in San Diego. Probably not much of a help.

What did you think of it? Worth the trouble to get one?
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Mine was an ex-surf club boat from the mid-90's that was made in New Zealand. The hypalon was still in great shape and only had two patches. Ran it with a 30 hp two stroke Merc .

I loved the boat and sold it to my neighbor as his kids (15 & a17 yrs) were using it more than I was. The best part is that I can borrow it whenever I want! It'd mainly been used for beach launching through the surf when don't want to drive the distance to a proper ramp (30 miles between ramps).

Unfortunately, I don't have much to compare it too as I haven't been in any other SIBs of this size (my rib is 7.3 m and diesel). With that said, it performed admirably and we beat the heck out of it in the waves in and out from the beach. It felt sturdy and solid while being exceptionally light. Four (small) teenagers carried it easily the 30m from the road to the waters edge this weekend.

If you find one, you'll obviously take it for a spin first!
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Old 28 May 2014, 04:26   #6
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Alex, like you I have an interest in RNLI SIBs as you know, I've got a few links I can post on these if you like?

They do look interesting but for me they seem to fall halfway between a regular air floor sib and the Y Class, the keel looks pretty flat too and I reckon an Aerotec with a few mods makes a better case for a lightweight performance SIB. That's putting aside the obvious attraction of a 'service' boat.
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As well as selling them new i'm pretty sure he'll know of any coming in for a refurb or part exchange ones.

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I did get hold of him...

5995 + VAT and freight which is about 295 sea freight and 695 by air.

Taxi for Whisper!!!
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