Where is the best place on forum to describe my needs about new RIB ?
And receive some advice
I will try here:
1. Family 5 persons (2+3) 270 kg this year in total maybe 300 kg next year
2. Boating in Greece (Peloponese, South Creete) Jun/July
3. Wild beaches without any people, without special place for parking boats (pebbles beaches)
4. Long trips along coast (not far than 2 nautical miles from coast). Trips 20,50 or even 100 km in one way.
5. 2 big mesh bags contains snorkeling equipment for 5 persons (fins, pipes, masks, neopren short suits)
6. Two more bags (dry food, water, shoes, change of clothes)
7. Not heavier than 450 kg without engine (DMC rules)
8. We are in Greece every year. I know conditions. So there is windy (thermal winds) but waves are usually below 50cm - occasionally between 50-100cm -> but very rare.
9. We are looking for smooth,comfortable cruising and reasonable petrol consumption
10. HONWAVE T38 is too small for these conditions (waves 50cm on long trips)
Based on items number 5 and 6 I need 2 big storage for bags
RIB between 5m and 6m, engine HONDA BF 100 (I like HONDA company very much - sorry for that)
HONDA Poland does not offer HIGHFIELD. It offers only BRIG RIBs.
So I received good offer from HONDA Poland for BRIG NAVIGATOR 570, HONDA BF 100.
Offer is valid to the end of this month.
I have discovered HIGHFIELD Ocean Master 540 DL (DeLuxe) here on forum.
So currently I have 2 types for my needs. I will be the first one in Poland who order NAVIGATOR 570 so I have no chance to try it on the water (people in Poland do not buy new boats this size - there are too expensive for us).
I have not any chance to try any RIB this size in Poland. So I do really appreciate for help to choice best possible boat fulfill my needs. Many thanks in advance. Maciej