Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
Are you getting another RIB Jon or something else?
Not quite sure yet, I was keen on a 650pro but I'm also looking into a boat manufacturer called stabicraft that builds aluminium boats with sealed floatations pontoons. My daughter is about to start her coxswain course, so a boat in full survey to charge paying customers may be a better option ( hence the stabi ).
We do heaps of volunteer work within the marine science title that if we had a commercialy surveyed boat we could charge to use. My daughter has also been doing research filming for fisheries which has spread in interest to other states now wanting her to do more. Then there's the fishing, spearfishing and photography side of things a commercial boat could be used for.
Don't get me wrong a rib could do the same work and even handle the ocean better but survey equipment, shallow reefs and often big toothy reptiles and fish are probably better left to a more robust boat.