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Old 21 September 2011, 13:07   #21
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Too small for the op but these are VERY REASONABLE.....

New Humber 5.7 Ocean Pro, trailer, engine package for 20K they leave extra seats for the client to pick. Humber Sports Dive Ribs for sale , New Humber 5.7 Ocean Pro, Mariner 125hp Optimax - Boats And Outboards

Also a 5.5 Destroyer, trailer, engine, A frame etc package for 17K
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Old 21 September 2011, 16:20   #22
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I wouldn't bother with the Humber A frame.

Mine cracked in 4 places. Humber's response to the problem was very poor.

You can have a much better frame fabricated for a lot less than you would pay for the Humber effort.

Mine was fitted by Humber when new. Four bolts through the transom and a couple of self tappers in the floor. Not very impressive.
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Old 22 September 2011, 02:30   #23
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Thanks for that Dr Doof I am going to the Boat Show today to look at them all close up and have a really good poke around

I agree with fabricating items yourself. I have sourced a place to fabricate a double A Frame, cheaper 110 VHF etc, even seat boxes if it came to it, as you say you can fit out the boat much cheaper if you buy most of the stuff yourself. Have to say If I had the money It would be a lot easier to buy a bespoke product already done without the hassle of fitting it all Warranties may also be affected if you start bolting your own stuff on but i'll check that out today.....
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Old 22 September 2011, 13:16   #24
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Well had a good poke around the RIBs today and the Humber looked equal in quality, A frame was bolted on, transom equal to others, build quality equal etc etc. For the price they are a good deal. 3K cheaper than a Ribcraft for the same low spec minus engine etc for instance, they may not have Ribcrafts finishing touches but for me trying to keep the costs down on a product that isn't exactly value for money (you can buy a whole car for 7K ) I appreciate the lower costs I would find it very hard paying much more than 8k for a GRP hull and tubes - walking back past a car dealership on the way out puts things into perspective

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Old 25 September 2011, 19:39   #25
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I went to buy a rib and negotiated on this humber with the guy from Humber Ribs. Very helpful, and gave me the brochures and details so I contacted their sales team on Monday morning....

A bit disappointed TBH.

They said the full price (for the whole package) at the boatshow is around 23k. So we negotiated with their sales department, first of all too much variations in price from what they quote and what has been mentioned on their website. The website price is much lower compared to what I got in an email.

Eventually I managed to get a better deal (how in just 2min the whole sales team changed their mind....I don't know), but they suddenly said: Oh we can only sell you this package at that price without the GPS/Plotter (costs nearly 2k) and was installed/shown on the rib when we first saw the rib (see the picture).

I could not understand how they justify their prices, I even asked for the price of just the rib and hull and it was actually cheaper to buy a rib (same size, same colour) with a single console seat on it than buying just a hull+tube...!!!

Not a happy potential customer....and I walked away! [does anyone care really!???]
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Old 25 September 2011, 19:47   #26
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Looks good in black. I like the dual console and the seating arrangement, very family friendly.

price seems pretty reasonable.
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Old 26 September 2011, 02:09   #27
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Vandad, didn't you see the 5.85m/140HP all singing and dancing Ribquest up for 22K (usually 28K!) It would be worth giving them a call - they can tell you why it is such a bargain but it has probably gone by now!! 2 only where available at that price... Buy it and sell it in 3-4 years time for the same money you paid for it. It was very plush if you like comfy bench seats, full width console with front seat, gadgets, A frame etc Somebody will have picked up a lot of boat, no good for me, It has to be ORANGE
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Old 04 October 2011, 04:24   #28
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check out my chasecraft its a fine boat.
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Old 10 October 2011, 13:53   #29
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Bananashark 770

You could by my bananashark for that money. It is located in Poole so no transport needed!!
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what about a PIRELLI rib?
the P600 with double step is great
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