Ok ,pleased i didnt offend ! , i think in this catorgary of boat there is a need to read several posts on here from Fenlander ,and see the Gurnards adventures ,it shows you whats achievable in small ribs /sibs
,from my point of view it may just look like a financial and practicality choice ,ie do you drop in for the 9k ,when 5 will poss get similar without the frills ,so is it the adventure or the pose ?
maybe like this may be a good comparison ? or maybe not ! is a parking space a good possibility in putney or would a blow up sib in the boot be a better option ?
to be honest i must walk from this discussion and hope one or two of the smaller boat specialists take on your need ,small boat on the thames may be a bit ambitious for a suffolk farm boy .