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Old 11 June 2021, 09:19   #1
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What are some of the best offshore ribs right now
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Old 11 June 2021, 10:45   #2
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What are some of the best offshore ribs right now


How long is a piece of string🤷*♂️ it all depends on what youíre going to use it for & how deep your pockets are. Do you want to use it as an oil rig support vessel in the North Sea or to sleep a family of 4 in the Aegean.
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Or do offshore races....?
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Or do offshore races....?
Or transport men & materials over long distances in short times?

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Yea lemme rephrase yea i meant for private use which boats are able to take the worst pounding better,if you know what i mean,without regarding the Ä factor
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Imma give the same answer
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The Buzzi rib “pippa” that just did the Poole race is both fast and can take a hell of a pounding
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Why ....where you thinking of going!????
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Why ....where you thinking of going!????
far away xaxxaax
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Highfield 8.6m Patrol with suspension seats would give a great ride and cope with virtually anything you could throw at it I suspect.
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The thing is, once you get >6m, any RIB will be capable of more than the passengers/crew will be able to take. Itís a bit of a pointless question IMO. The OP needs to buy what is available in his area to suit his needs & budget. Thatís if heís actually in the market & not just making small talk at the bar.
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The thing is, once you get >6m, any RIB will be capable of more than the passengers/crew will be able to take. Itís a bit of a pointless question IMO. The OP needs to buy what is available in his area to suit his needs & budget. Thatís if heís actually in the market & not just making small talk at the bar.
There would be many more capable boats that I'd think of before I got to a highfield too
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Maybe his Scorpion isnít good / big / fast enough.
Wonder why
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Maybe his Scorpion isn’t good / big / fast enough.
Wonder why
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It wasnt a personal question, i just wanted to see what people would say,the scorpion is great
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There would be many more capable boats that I'd think of before I got to a highfield too
A Highfield would be on the list of potentially suitable craft, just not on the top of the list..............nor the middle.........................
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A Highfield would be on the list of potentially suitable craft, just not on the top of the list..............nor the middle.........................

I wonder how many people who rubbish Highfields have actually been out on one, or even seen a recent one up close.

Just saying.
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I wonder how many people who rubbish Highfields have actually been out on one, or even seen a recent one up close.

Just saying.
Me, for one
I guess there's a niche for every brand, but offshore as per the original OP's question...............no ( IMHO )
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Me, for one
I guess there's a niche for every brand, but offshore as per the original OP's question...............no ( IMHO )
It would be interesting to know the stats for the number of boats that ever go more than ~5 miles from the coast. Bet it's not very many.
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I wonder how many people who rubbish Highfields have actually been out on one, or even seen a recent one up close.



Just saying.
Don't think anyone was actually rubbishing highfields it's just they wouldnt fit into most folks Idea of a well proven offshore rib.
Halmatic, Delta, Redbay, Avon Ribcraft & even the ops Scorpion would all feature above a highfield in a list answering the ops question . It seemed odd the first name out of the bag was highfield imho
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