Hello From Long Island New York
I've been a RIB owner ( 1993 12.6 RIB Zodiac for over 20 years ) It is now time for a replacement , I am on a tight budget so I'm still going to use the 30 hp Johnson engine that I used with the old RIB . I have been looking at a (13.9") Mercury 430 Ocean Runner Rigid hull. I have been told that it is not in the class of a comparable Zodiac, the Zodiac is double the price. Does anyone have any experience with Mercury, Pro's Cons etc. Is it built well ? PVC or Hypalon ? , I will mostly use the boat for scuba diving and zipping around with my 3 kids.
There are a couple of places i have been looking to buy from , one is -Defender and the other is Solution One Marine LLC. Are they reputable , my go to dealer went out of business long ago. thanks all