Hello from Cumbria!
I'm from Northern Ireland but have lived in Cumbria for 5 years now.
I love being out in the lakes in a canoe, sailing or powerboat, but really want to get out to sea.
I fancy a powerboat that is trailerable and capable of safe trips on the Irish sea. I haven't seen much that might meet those criteria that isn't a RIB. I have family on the Isle of Man and can see it from here, so at least I would like to have something capable of that trip in reasonable conditions, once I've built up experience nearer the coast. Perhaps in time good blasts to Belfast Lough may become doable...
I haven't set a budget for a boat as yet, but I would prefer something sturdy rather than sporty, and quite enjoy a project.
Are there many RIBbers in or near South Cumbria?