Originally Posted by Simon B
Our club is buying a new boat, we are currenly deep in discussion over whether the merits of having a wider console out strip those of the a jockey console. The main stumbling block is cost, the boat in question would be a Ribcraft 6.8
If I was spending over £20k for a new 6.8m RIB, the couple of hundred between a Jockey or Console wouldn't really factor.
It's got to be a double console! Your club won't regret it, I'm sure of that! All that protection, space for instruments, batteries and gear, the fact you can stand next to someone whilst out cruising without having to look over your shoulder every 5 seconds.
And when you come to resale, I doubt that many would want a large RIB with a Jockey console and would be much more difficult to sell on because.