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Old 26 May 2018, 02:31   #1
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Wanted RibCraft 5.85 and above

Hello,

I am looking for a solid second-hand RIB in good condition for use on the Thames in London:

Specifications:
  • length from 5.5m to 7.0m
  • single engine
  • less than 10 years

Ideal designs:
  • RibCraft 5.85
  • Redbay 6.50
  • Humber
  • Delta Power

Many thanks!
Ben
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Old 26 May 2018, 03:34   #2
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Hi Ben, welcome to Ribnet. Are you intending to use the boat mainly on the tidal Thames between Richmond & the Thames Barrier? Or are you intending using it further afield in the estuary & beyond? The only reason I ask, it's that there are strict speed limits on the "inner city" section of the Thames that you would probably find very frustrating with any of the RIBs on your list.
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Old 26 May 2018, 03:45   #3
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Estuary of course!
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Old 26 May 2018, 03:46   #4
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Ahh! that makes sense then. There was a 585 forsale a couple of weeks back, have you looked in the for sale section?
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One here, and in Essex. Looks like it's one of the ex-London 2012 Olympic boats, as I'm sure that red colour was the specification, with Etec 115hp Ribcraft 585 for sale, 2012, EB3040 - Boats.co.uk

Or 2006 one with Suzuki DF140 (low hours) in Gloucestershire area. No pictures other than thumbnail at initial search. https://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/.../214927?op=map
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Old 26 May 2018, 07:05   #6
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I thought the Olympic boats were all Suzuki powered, I know Ribcraft aren't Evinrude dealers.
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I thought the Olympic boats were all Suzuki powered, I know Ribcraft aren't Evinrude dealers.
Might have been repowered.

Here's an ex-Olympic one with Suzuki DF90 which would be a bit lack lustre given it'll take 140hp. https://uk.youboat.com/buy/ribs/ribc...gine-and/95584
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Thanks for sharing the links.

I am looking for at least 4 jockey seats so I will pass on the orange one (central consols look like a tractor to me... )

The second advert is expired unfortunately...

I will buy with my company so VAT is not an issue.

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Thanks for sharing the links.



I am looking for at least 4 jockey seats so I will pass on the orange one (central consols look like a tractor to me... )



The second advert is expired unfortunately...



I will buy with my company so VAT is not an issue.



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Are you going to use it commercially then? If so, it will most likely need coding, which is a different can o'worms. If you're not using it commercially & reclaiming the VAT, I'd keep quiet
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I did not say it was a British company!
You have light coding rules in France for boats of less than 24m.

The boat might be reflagged...

I have owned a number of Stormforce 11 and Humber RIBs but sold everything last year. And I miss a boat now...
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