It's not the boat !
Timw, you're not alone!
I have just put my Falcon 23 with Ancasta, who tell me that all boat sales have been slow this year. Mind you, they also said that "you could eat your dinner off the engine" (V8), so perhaps they might "push" mine a bit more than some of the others!
Even after I have sold my boat, I shall have to knock down a garage, two walls and lay a wider drive, just so that I can keep the RIB (yet to be purchased) at home ... And you think you've got problems !!!
I had hoped to go for a 7mtr RIB, to keep on the South Coast, but family (health) circumstances have changed and I cannot now justify being away from home quite so much as a larger RIB would demand.
I am considering a Ribcraft 5.45, on account of it being short enough to keep at home and wide enough to be able to have parallel pod seats. I hope to use it for cruising from the Solent to the Channel Islands and the West Country, as well as blasting up and down the Solent and Poole.
Does anyone have a view on the impact on handling of having a 2.5 mtr beam on a boat of this size? I am thinking of a 115hp 4-stroke and, ideally, having my Yam 8 converted to longshaft, as a back-up. Will it fit? Any thoughts?