Originally Posted by Bigtalljv
The most capable and available ribs in the USA are the ex-military 7m ribs. Usually they are diesel powered. Look around, rebuilt turn key ones pop up fairly often. You just missed one here as a matter of fact. Sweet boat right in your price range.
They will run through that chop at 30+ mph. And carry all your friends. I did just that yesterday.
Caution ; All MilPro craft have wood coring. If the boat is older than 10 years old ,the transom and deck are probably well on their way towards rotten. The chines may also be garbage, I believe they have balsa in them.
Same goes for Seariders.