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Old 15 January 2016, 13:54   #1
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Well cared for first RIB wanted

Hi All,

Currently in the market for our first RIB for use along the South Devon coast this summer!

Looking for a sound and seaworthy example. I was picturing something in the range 5-6m with approx 50HP on the back. Budget is around 5k but willing to consider spending a bit more for the right boat.

Cash waiting and willing to travel to view.

Thanks for your time, Rupert
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Old 15 January 2016, 14:15   #2
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Hi rupes, welcome to the forum.

Just a warning, 50hp will be useless on those sizes of boat.....be careful if you find one.
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Old 15 January 2016, 14:39   #3
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Hello and welcome

It'll be worth speaking to Dave at Sea Swift boats. He has great 4.7 zodiac with a 50 on the back that has very low hours.

I only traded it in as I needed bigger.

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Old 15 January 2016, 16:10   #4
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Hi both, thanks for your replies - I'll amend that to 4-6m and check out Sea Swift... Cheers! R
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Hi both, thanks for your replies - I'll amend that to 4-6m and check out Sea Swift... Cheers! R

Hi & welcome. There's also a world of difference between 4 & 6 m in Ribland. As a ball park figure, 5m needs around 90hp (give or take) to be of any use on open water, smaller/larger boats need proportionately fewer/more horses.

All IMHO of course
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Don't forget to look at the "For Sale" RIBs on the forum..... I have seen a couple of Zodiac's around 4.7m with 50HP 4 Strokes.
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Just put my Avon Adventure 4.5m up for sale(2001). 50hp 4 stroke approx 370hrs. All new upholstery, standard horizon GX1700E GPS VHF. Engine service April 2015, new trailer wheels and bearing in May 2015. Great first boat, 28knts with one on board, 25knts with 2 up. Based in Devon, nr Plymouth. Looking for 4K
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You might find a Zodiac 4.2 package for under 5k, but anything near the 5-6m range, then no. Wills Marine have a 2003 Zodiac 4.9 and 2006 Evinrude 60hp for 6,995, and its in Devon!
http://www.willsmarine.co.uk/store-p...ac-pro-9-6995
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Old 17 January 2016, 06:05   #10
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Thanks for all the replies; really helpful. Paul, I would be really interested to view your boat, and am based just outside Plymouth, have sent you a pm...

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