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Old 20 October 2010, 16:34   #1
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Best 4.8-5m Rib

Hi,

anybody got any views on what they consider to be the best model of 5m rib to buy to accomodate a bit of ribbing and diving for no more that 4 divers. Its mainly to be used as a weekend fun boat, but I'd like something I can also consider using on occassion to dive from. I've seen some canny 5.4m seariders, but these look quite big in size; where the one i've come across in particular has a 6 year old 60hp 2 stroke on it. Not sure whether this would be a bit under-powered for the size of this boat. The other boat on offer is a 10 year old 4.8m ribcarft c/w 75 mercury. I've been watching the usual sites for a gem of a humber ocean pro or 4.7m searider but just can't seem to find anything, let alone something to match my budget of around 6k. Anyone offering advice of what, where, and when to buy such a boat/set-up would be most appreciated, as this is only my second rib (the first being a 4m searider).

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Old 21 October 2010, 10:59   #2
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Hi,

anybody got any views on what they consider to be the best model of 5m rib to buy to accomodate a bit of ribbing and diving for no more that 4 divers. Its mainly to be used as a weekend fun boat, but I'd like something I can also consider using on occassion to dive from. I've seen some canny 5.4m seariders, but these look quite big in size; where the one i've come across in particular has a 6 year old 60hp 2 stroke on it. Not sure whether this would be a bit under-powered for the size of this boat. The other boat on offer is a 10 year old 4.8m ribcarft c/w 75 mercury. I've been watching the usual sites for a gem of a humber ocean pro or 4.7m searider but just can't seem to find anything, let alone something to match my budget of around 6k. Anyone offering advice of what, where, and when to buy such a boat/set-up would be most appreciated, as this is only my second rib (the first being a 4m searider).

cheers,
Same predicament I was in. I sold my Zodiac Pro and moved to a new RIBcraft 4.8m, 2010 build. I'm adding the electrics, rigging engine, myself, etc. Ideally I'd have bought a new engine too, however budget was tight, so sourced a second-hand 60hp Twatsoo. Already need a trim motor - and she's not even in the water!

Back to your original question, definitely worth considering RIBcraft 4.8m. Few on Boats and Outboards just now. Seariders (4.7m) have a cult following on here, so good examples are like rocking horse poo. I'd also consider Humber Ocean Pro (2.0m beam).

Is there anything stopping you going a little bigger? If storage isn't an issue, there are probably more examples out there at a price you can afford. Tornado's are excellent for diving. This is local to me - just needs an engine.
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Old 21 October 2010, 18:53   #3
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thanks for the reply.

I know there are lots of great boats, but where are they??

I've spied a 10 year old 4.8 ribcraft that's got potential with a 10 year 75 mercury 2 stroke on it, and heard that ribcraft are excellent rough water boats, so i'm interested. I'm a little unsure of whether to go for it or hold back for a 4.8 with a four stroke in order to get the better performance/residual value. Just out of interest what would you expect to pay for such a rib?

I'd really like a 4.7m searider if anybody has one for the type of money i'm talking about, but seems unlikely given there scarcity.

The ocean pro @ 5m looks good, also, but haven't spyed one yet.

anyways thans for the reply. anybody ealse out there with some thoughts please chip in!
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Old 22 October 2010, 04:20   #4
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thanks for the reply.

I know there are lots of great boats, but where are they??

I've spied a 10 year old 4.8 ribcraft that's got potential with a 10 year 75 mercury 2 stroke on it, and heard that ribcraft are excellent rough water boats, so i'm interested. I'm a little unsure of whether to go for it or hold back for a 4.8 with a four stroke in order to get the better performance/residual value. Just out of interest what would you expect to pay for such a rib?

I'd really like a 4.7m searider if anybody has one for the type of money i'm talking about, but seems unlikely given there scarcity.

The ocean pro @ 5m looks good, also, but haven't spyed one yet.

anyways thans for the reply. anybody ealse out there with some thoughts please chip in!
Pricing boats is a difficult one. Prices are better at this time of year as the season to most of us is finished. Come the spring and it all goes a little mad. Normally, take the new price of a new boat and engine and knock off 20% in the first year and then 10% every year there-after. Forget ancillaries, electronics and such-like. Yes it all adds value, but the bare bones of the boat, engine and trailer is what determines price.

Regards the 10 year old RIBcraft. I'd price it around 6k, even with an older engine. If you were seriously interested, go in with a lower price with a view to replacing the engine with a 4-stroke. However mid-range 4-strokes in the 50-75hp range are few and far between, as inevitably they stay with the boat. The only reason they come on the market is if the owner has re-engined the boat for more or less power. As a guide, there's a Suzuki DF70 with only 100 hours at Bosun's Locker. That's a sweet engine, but you'll need to find 4,500. http://www.bosuns.co.uk/boats/partnu...77&pnid=326495
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Old 22 October 2010, 05:04   #5
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As a guide, there's a Suzuki DF70 with only 100 hours at Bosun's Locker. That's a sweet engine, but you'll need to find 4,500. http://www.bosuns.co.uk/boats/partnu...77&pnid=326495
2002 DF70 ended this am on ebay. Failed to get its start bid of 2850.

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