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Old 25 May 2012, 10:04   #1
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family rib wanted 6 -7M (will consider 5m+)

I'm looking for a decent family rib with a wide beam and plenty of deck space/or seating, preferably 6- 7 meters with a 4 stroke on (preferably yam) will consider a newish 2 stroke like the evinrude etecs. I will also consider a 5m+ with the right layout like the bombard explorer.

Also I really need it delivered or for it to be in pembrokeshire, a couple of sellers have already offered to deliver with a sea trial as long as i cover costs, but the boats i''ve seen so far just don't tick all the boxes.

Budget is 7K but will stretch to 10K for a really good one

Andy
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Old 25 May 2012, 14:00   #2
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I'm looking for a decent family rib with a wide beam and plenty of deck space/or seating, preferably 6- 7 meters with a 4 stroke on (preferably yam) will consider a newish 2 stroke like the evinrude etecs. I will also consider a 5m+ with the right layout like the bombard explorer.

Also I really need it delivered or for it to be in pembrokeshire, a couple of sellers have already offered to deliver with a sea trial as long as i cover costs, but the boats i''ve seen so far just don't tick all the boxes.

Budget is 7K but will stretch to 10K for a really good one

Andy
Mine's a really good one but you'll have to stretch to 20K if you want to buy it. And you'll have to come and collect it.
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Old 25 May 2012, 16:13   #3
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You should avail of one of those crappy loans you're advertising and buy wozhisname's RIB. It's a good'un and hardly bent at all...
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Old 25 May 2012, 16:22   #4
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be hard get for that buget if you want any advice pm me
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Old 26 May 2012, 03:45   #5
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Agreed, unfortunately budget is quite far away from your desires. It would be v tired and old and most likely be a unreliable at that 7-10k money.

An engine (100 hp plus) for a 6-7m boat is a good 10k minimum new to start with. A boat then roughly 20-40.

They halve in value at the most every 4 years if being used a bit, so by the time a 40k boat gets to 7 grand it's a) v old, perhaps 10yrs and b) pretty knackered. If its mint, it'll hold it's value.

If you look sub 6m, you may find something like a nice 5.4 searider or ribcraft 585 with a 75-90 modern 2stroke on.

6-7m will need more
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6-7m will need more
Agreed.

surfer4life - take a look at what's on the market just now. Most traders or even private won't deliver, unless of course you pay top-dollar, and that includes fuel there and back + time. There are third-party companies that specialise in boat transport - so you will need to factor into the cost.

Zodiac 650 Open Pro and Honda BF130
Second hand Zodiac boats - Western Marine

Redbay Stormforce 6.5m and Suzuki 140DF
Pre-owned Boats - Redbay Boats

Humber Prodive 6.3m and Yammie 130hp (2-stroke)
Humber Prodive Rib 6.3Mtrs Priced at 12,500-00 GBP
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Old 26 May 2012, 06:31   #7
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thanks for the replies guys.

There are plenty on the market around 2002 ish for under 10K

this one

this one (might deal for for 9500 - 10,000)

this one

this one

this one (im really interested in this one, but never heard of babu ribs!)

this one (just ended wanted 8K)

These are the sorts of boats age wise i'm looking at, most of the sellers i've spoken to have engines with less than 250 hours on, and quite a few have offered to deliver. I'd hardly say that these are tired examples, for what i want it for they will do the job just fine.

The reason i posted on these forums is i was recomended to do so by a friend who has just bought a rib and got some advice on here, i was hoping a member might be selling a similar boat to the above.
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Old 26 May 2012, 08:25   #8
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Why not buy one of the ribs from your selection then?
You will need to get it cheap especially if you have a 10k max budget because most of these will cost a fortune to run with fuel and repairs and by far outweigh the benefit of buying a more modern boat and engine. I can't see a private vendor willing to take a boat to you in the hope that you will buy it unless its a dealer and even they will want a pretty penny to deliver it. It's not likely you will find a decent reputable rib for around 7k from a dealer that fits your criteria.
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Old 26 May 2012, 08:39   #9
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Revenger is nice, but wont sell for less than 10 I doubt.

Others I wouldn't buy personally. But horses for courses and all that.

Nearly all you'll be v lucky to get delivered, cleaned up and serviced for under 10k.

Good luck though.!
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Like Animal said, if they are what you want, why not buy one? FWIW, I think the boats in that selection are cheap for a reason and are not regarded as rough water kit. The Ali rib looks awful and Babu? I've never heard of them! It looks fairly grim though.
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