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Old 11 March 2013, 12:25   #1
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Rib wanted 5.5-6.0m under £10,000

Hi there!
Living in Sweden where good RIB's are scarce and expensive I'm turning to UK to find one. Traveling to London or Manchester quite often for work. I'm looking for a a boat with good sea handling qualities for general family purpose, cruising the Sthlm archipelago, waterskiing, some fishing, etc. Preferably with a larger engine, 100-150hp, and jockey seating for going fast even when a bit rough. I probably don't want to go larger because of limitations on my current slipway. I would hope to keep a bit under rather than over 10000£. I will probably have to spend extra on new trailer to be registerable in Sweden and of course it will cost me a bit to get it home on ferrys. I currently have a small 4m aluminium Aquapro RIB with 40hp, I've previously owned a catamaran hulled South African Stingray 4.9 with 75hp. So far the only british RIB in the category I've tried is the Humber 5.8 which I liked very much. The sample I tried was a bit worn down though. Brands I'm considering, based on advice (rumors) on fair quality and good hulls are:
-XS-Ribs
-Tornado
-Humber
-Ribcraft
-Ribtec
Other Ribs I haven't heard so much about but seen some ads on are:
-Northcraft (one ad on a 5.8 from 2001)
-Coastline (ad on a 6.0 from 2001)
Any advice on the above RIBs or others I should consider would be very appreciated. Parameters I'm most interested in are general build quality, any typical weaknesses to look out for and sea handling qualities.
And obviously all tips and offers on good RIBs fitting the above are very welcome. I'm looking to come over for next visit during easter, 30/3-2/4

Patrik
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Old 11 March 2013, 12:53   #2
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Plenty in the 'For Sale' section including a nice Ribtec 585

I guess you mean a budget of £10,000, over here 10' means 10 foot.
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Old 11 March 2013, 13:01   #3
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Yes, thank you, but right now I really need to stay under 10'. And yes, I've seen what's in the "for sale" section, I've contacted the owners of what really looks interesting there. :-)
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Old 11 March 2013, 13:19   #4
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Oh! Yes of course. My bad! Wil try to edit or remove post. ThanK you so much!
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Old 16 March 2013, 04:54   #5
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hi i have a nice rib for sale here
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Old 16 March 2013, 12:18   #6
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Have a look at the polish built Piranha 6m with a 115 or 150hp talk to nick Eddington MD and you might be surprised at what he may have. I love my new Piranha 6m
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Old 16 March 2013, 12:41   #7
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I have a Tornado 5.5 with new hypalon yellow tubes, black hull and deck, twin double jockeys, really nice console and a 90 mariner 3 stroke on the back.
All ad new with a roller, braked trailer.
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Old 16 March 2013, 13:18   #8
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I have a Tornado 5.5 with new hypalon yellow tubes, black hull and deck, twin double jockeys, really nice console and a 90 mariner 3 stroke on the back.
All ad new with a roller, braked trailer.
Is this the super new environmentally friendly engine that doesn't dump the oil in the water? "90 mariner 3 stroke"
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Old 16 March 2013, 14:43   #9
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I knew this girl once who had a stroke like a 500 Norton
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Old 16 March 2013, 15:13   #10
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I have a Tornado 5.5 with new hypalon yellow tubes, black hull and deck, twin double jockeys, really nice console and a 90 mariner 3 stroke on the back.
All ad new with a roller, braked trailer.
Sounds very interesting, even though I could wish for a slightly larger engine. Any ad/picture/more facts on boat?
/Patrik
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