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.
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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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