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Old 08 September 2009, 12:49   #1
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New Twin Engined Rib 2 x 25HP to 40HP

I've looked at a lot of second hand Ribs - Twin 40HP Engined Searider 5.4 and Humber Atlantis 5.5 seem to fit the bill well but finding a good one.......or one at all has proved virtually impossible. So, unless something shows up in the next few months, I'll buy a new RIB. I'm budgetting about 8,000 quid for twin Yamaha 40's with the trimmings which seems possible but a well priced hull is proving more of a challenge.

So....do Ribnetters in the UK know:
1. where I can get a good deal on a decent new hull that is designed for optimal perfomance with twin 25 to 40 HP engines?
2. if there will be good deals on new twin engined RIB's at the London boatshow?
3. if I should be looking at brands other than Humber or Avon?

Any advice would be most appreciated. Thanks
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Old 08 September 2009, 12:56   #2
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Loads of bare hulls on Humbers site.
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Old 10 September 2009, 14:22   #3
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Do you mean like mine
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Old 11 September 2009, 08:05   #4
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Great choice my friend

Peter you have impeccable taste, that is indeed a fine looking machine.
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Old 13 September 2009, 15:56   #5
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Hi,
Personally i would also consider Tornado
Saw this one last year, not sure i would have put hondas on the back but nice looking rig.
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Old 05 October 2009, 08:33   #6
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how does a 5.4M searider fitted with twin Johnson 40hp 2 stroke outboards sound?
brand new trailer stainless a frame nav/anchor lights etc
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Old 13 February 2010, 03:00   #7
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Acquisition Made!

Andy thanks for the info, I bought a single engined version before I read your post! Darn! It looks like a great boat. Good luck with selling it.
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