Over here in the United States we have a good deal of ribs showing up on the market. However it seems they all look rather lame (white, cushioned out, etc). But on the UK side all the ribs look like hardcore search and rescue vessels fully decked out like our USCG ribs with dual 225 hps etc. How do you guys justify such an expensive boat? I prefer the search and rescue jockey console type boats that you have vs our luxury cushioned tenders. I recently purchased a 4 meter Avon sportboat with mid v hull and center jockey console ( I know, hardly hardcore but beggars can't be choosers). I love the utilitarian look. It must be different attitudes towards these boats or something. Anyone have an idea what gives? Why are you guys so into the hardcore ribs while we keep getting pussified luxury pool toys?
Another thing: anyone notice all the ribs at the Olympics? I can't help but point out the ribs when I'm watching the rowing or sailing events. Very fun to watch them floating about in the background.