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Old 11 August 2017, 07:08   #1
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Assault or Destroyer identification

Hi all I'm in the market for a RIB for use around the Fastnet / Mizen area in West Cork, Ireland that can double as a Safety boat. This ex dive Humber 5.5 has come up for sale but I can't tell if it's an Assault or Destroyer. I'm sure someone out there can. The seller is checking width for me.Click image for larger version

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Old 11 August 2017, 08:14   #2
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I'd say it's an Attaque, I have one. It's more than likely a 5.3m
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Old 11 August 2017, 08:33   #3
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Ahh interesting and are they good sea boats ?
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Old 11 August 2017, 08:38   #4
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I find mine very stable, and with a 90hp Yam. 2 stroke on the back I have seen 33knots. I am considering a 4 stroke for mine, but weight limited as they were built when 2 stroke outboards were king.
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Thanks - where are you based ?
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Old 11 August 2017, 08:42   #6
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Ahh interesting and are they good sea boats ?
The Humber Attaque hull eventually morphed in to their OceanPro range - good sea boats for sure.

The Assault was a toy rib for sailing schools and safety cover. It is pants offshore - absolutely do not buy one!

IMO, it is hard to tell from that angle - a transom shot would be useful. It doesn't LOOK particularly deep hulled from that angle!
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I reckon its an assault It doesn't look a very deep vee and it looks narrow beam
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Old 11 August 2017, 09:12   #8
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Here's mine...



Attaques never look particularly deep hulled. Another easy way to tell is the tube size. Assault have .46 Tubes, Destroyer/Ocean Pro all have .48 and Attaque/Ocean Pro 2.0 beam have .43 tubes.

Here is a pic of an Ocean Pro 2.0m beam that Humber still sell and..same hull shape

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Thanks all useful info the chine looks very distinctive too as it carries all the way through to the bow.
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Old 11 August 2017, 11:57   #10
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Best way to confirm is to call Humber ribs with the HIN No and they can confirm which model it is. I spoke to a very helpful and knowledgeable lady there last week about a boat I was considering. Sadly it was a medium vee and not suitable for me.
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Yep, Sue or Alix will sort you out at Humber.
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Thanks @Baggins the seller tells me the plate is hard to read but I'll tell him to focus on the HIN.
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I now have the 3 sets of numbers from the plate - is the top one the HIB?
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This any good?

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Old 11 August 2017, 15:31   #15
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It's not a Destroyer.
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It's a assault
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Old 11 August 2017, 16:39   #17
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The boat you're looking at is exactly the same as mine. I'm in Killeagh and you're welcome to come out and try mine out anytime. I find it very capable in big swells, personally.
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Thanks @Whippy do you know which model yours is ?
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Thanks @Whippy do you know which model yours is ?
I'm afraid I haven't a clue!!! 🙃

The plate on mine is pretty illegible at this stage unfortunately. I'm interested to know what you find out because mine is identical to yours.
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fair enough - I'll see what I can find out, is yours 5.5 long and 2 and a bit wide ?
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