Originally Posted by Infiltrator_2K
I'm looking for a rib to take the family out on whilst on holiday. Ideally it needs to accommodate my wife & our 3 small children. So far I've considered buying the Zodiac Pro 7, but can anyone else recommend a rib to suite my needs? I've got a budget of £5K
There are plenty of ribs on the market that would fit the bill. However it depends on what you actually want to do.
I have a 4.5m (Rimini) that easily accomadates my wife and 2 small kids. However there is only one seat and if we want more it'll kill the space. Have a think about towing, launching options before going too big.
I use an Avensis and it tows the 4.5 great, Launching is easy on a good slip and ropes make life easy at low tide. I also tow the dive clubs 5.5m and it's a different story. Towing is ine but launching and recovering becomes a tad difficult due to weight, angles and front wheel drive cars!
A 5m Tornado or Humber would be ideal IMHO. Should be able to pick one up kitted ready to go for that sort of budget - you can have room for seats if you so wish and will make for easy launcing / recovery.