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Old 01 September 2010, 11:48   #1
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Sea going RIB Wanted please

Hello, I am new to this forum but am looking for a good 'sea boat' around 5.8 to 6.3 metres with a new generation 2 stroke or a 4 stroke. NO OLD 2 STROKES PLEASE. I need to build miles to renew my commercial permit so will be cruising the south coast and crossing the channel whenever possible. I am thinking a destroyer, Ribcraft, Ribtec etc etc. A used boat please with a trailer budget around the 6500 mark a bit more for the right boat.
It will need to be ready to go to work.

I appreciate any info or advice you may have as although I have covered many miles at sea, I have never owned a RIB!!!!

thank you
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Old 01 September 2010, 12:27   #2
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Hello, I am new to this forum but am looking for a good 'sea boat' around 5.8 to 6.3 metres with a new generation 2 stroke or a 4 stroke. NO OLD 2 STROKES PLEASE. I need to build miles to renew my commercial permit so will be cruising the south coast and crossing the channel whenever possible. I am thinking a destroyer, Ribcraft, Ribtec etc etc. A used boat please with a trailer budget around the 6500 mark a bit more for the right boat.
It will need to be ready to go to work.

I appreciate any info or advice you may have as although I have covered many miles at sea, I have never owned a RIB!!!!

thank you
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I think you need to increase your budget. You're unlikely to find anything with a new tech engine for that money unless it's a real shed.
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Old 01 September 2010, 12:38   #3
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You'll need to at least double your budget to get a decent boat of that size with a newish engine.
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Old 01 September 2010, 14:03   #4
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I have seen a 5.85 ribcraft for sale on here with an opti for about 8000 and i just missed out on martins (alderney marine) 6.3metre ocean with a 90horse honda so I know decent deals are out there, i can't double my budget but can probably stretch a bit.

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Old 01 September 2010, 15:30   #5
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http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=35845

This is still for sale as far as I know, could be room for negotiation although it's an carb'd 2 smoker
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If your happy wih a 10yo boat/engine, you might get near it.
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