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Old 06 January 2012, 13:48   #1
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4 Metre Ribs

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Looking for some manufacturers of a 4 mtr rib. Don't need to cross the Atlantic on it, just for coastal waters and maybe towing toys. Want a new one and i have a budget of £9500. Cant be bigger as i don't have space for it. Not overly fussed about electronics at the moment.

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Old 06 January 2012, 14:18   #2
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Old 06 January 2012, 14:25   #3
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Old 06 January 2012, 14:30   #4
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Yep Avon all the way

Unless you could squeeze in a 4.8m? Then I would go for a nearly new Ribcraft 4.8
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Unless you could squeeze in a 4.8m? Then I would go for a nearly new Ribcraft 4.8
Speaking of which. Been for sale for a couple of months. I don't know seller.
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Old 06 January 2012, 15:02   #6
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A poor mans SR4.7
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Old 06 January 2012, 17:01   #8
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Hi all

Looking for some manufacturers of a 4 mtr rib. Don't need to cross the Atlantic on it, just for coastal waters and maybe towing toys. Want a new one and i have a budget of £9500. Cant be bigger as i don't have space for it. Not overly fussed about electronics at the moment.

Thanks in advance

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Hi csw1972
Have you tried skua Ribquest I'm a new member I've just bought a 5.3 ribquest I do now they can get hold off a 4m from skua might be worth a look hope this helps cheers : )
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For £9k you should get a genius 4M Avon SeaRider with a 40 or 50HP and trailer. For that price you might even find a 4x4 hanging onto the hitch! Should have all the bells and whistles at that.
Lucky man. I'm sure it's just reward.
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Last winter i was looking for a similar boat for my local sailing Club, we had a very old Avon SR4 and due to excessive cost of a new one was quoted around 7k we bought a 4m Humber assault around 4k, as a small boat it is fine but the SR4 is leagues above. We still have 1 SR4 left and im going to plead with the committee to let me retube it rather than buy a different 4m.

For 9k you wont be able to buy a new SR4, engine and trailer, unless you find a much better deal than we did. I think you would be talking around 11k for a SR4, new 40hp and trailer. Im sure there are deals out there and hope you find one.

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Sorry, I didn't mean a new one........for 9K you will get a fantastic used one though, and it will be one of the best things you ever buy
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Old 06 January 2012, 18:02   #12
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How about this one:

2008 Avon Searider 4 Meter - Boats.com

I'm sure it's the same rib that Hugo Montgomery-Swan took on the round Scotland 2008 trip?

Avon searider 4m feature.indd

But for this money I would knock down walls and cut down trees to fit a larger boat in and buy a secondhand Avon Searider 4.7 (if you can find one) or a Ribcraft 4.8
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Your answer is four threads up sir
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Actually the 2002 Ribcraft......now knock a few walls down!
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SR4 is a good little boat and cheap too.
Ribcraft do a 4m which was apparently designed by the same person as the SR4....
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Old 06 January 2012, 19:47   #16
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Have you tried skua Ribquest I'm a new member I've just bought a 5.3 ribquest I do now they can get hold off a 4m from skua might be worth a look hope this helps cheers : )
Is your suggestion founded on any experience using this particular craft?
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Thanks for all the replies.
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Have you tried skua Ribquest I'm a new member I've just bought a 5.3 ribquest I do now they can get hold off a 4m from skua might be worth a look hope this helps cheers : )
Not for £9k new. I looked at the Ribquest 4.8m when it was still Dave Rose (and based in Sheffield). Quality boat, especially the Orca tubes, stainless-steel work. I've never seen a used Ribquest 4.8 on the market.
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I'm sure it's the same rib that Hugo Montgomery-Swan took on the round Scotland 2008 trip?
I agree - this is a pic of the RIB during the event

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Yes I've tried there 5.2 skua very nice ride tried it at brancaster!!! : ) cheers
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