New to RIBs
Iím sure that somebody has probably asked this before and apologies if that is the case but I would appreciate any advice or help anyone can offer.
I am seriously considering buying a Rib and it will be my first boat. I have spent a fair amount of time on the water as I used to spend every summer in Dartmouth but until now owning one has not been something Iíve been able to consider.
I would be looking for a rib that could have up to 10 people on it, capable of cruising (coastal), water sports etc. Generally a bit of an all rounder. I am looking at Zodiac Open 550 and Ribeye a550.
I would be looking to keep it in dry dock for most of the year in Dartmouth.
Please assume I know absolutely nothing about owning a boat (fairly accurate) : what advice can you give me about finding and purchasing one? Should it be new, 2nd hand etc. Where should I get it from, who should I talk to, whoís opinion on it can I trust, what do I need to know about maintenance and running costs, insurance costs...
Probably a lot to ask for but please feel free to throw all knowledge and experience at me - Iím very much in the research phase of things.