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Old 04 June 2023, 06:52   #1
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Sun 5m Rib for water sports

Am looking at buying a 2-4 year old Rib for water sports but am limited to a sub 5m boat based on where i can store it. Be great to hear thoughts opinions on best options out there and any considerations I might not yet have thought of. Appreciate the help
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Old 04 June 2023, 07:07   #2
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What's your budget and where do you plan on using it?
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Old 05 June 2023, 15:28   #3
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What's your budget and where do you plan on using it?
and what do you plan on using it for?

A 5m Tornado Viking with bottle rack is great for diving but not much cop for family trips where as a 5m ribraft with seating is great for trips but...............
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Old 05 June 2023, 15:56   #4
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Am looking at buying a 2-4 year old Rib for water sports but am limited to a sub 5m boat based on where i can store it. Be great to hear thoughts opinions on best options out there and any considerations I might not yet have thought of. Appreciate the help


I wouldn’t put an age limit on your potential purchase. Boats aren’t like cars. Age is probably the least relevant factor to consider when looking at secondhand boats. Layout/engine (hours) /build quality/fit out etc. are all more important than age.
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