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Old 20 September 2020, 03:34   #1
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Hi all,
I am thinking of buying a new Xs 500.
is there any one who has one ,nearish to Poole,Dorset that I could look at.
Have looked at some old ones and they seem small internally .
looking at Xs website the ones on there look bigger.
Dont want to have a 6 hr round trip to XS.
Thanks Mick.
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Old 20 September 2020, 13:23   #2
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i was at there factory last weekend dealing with James one of the owners it is a very professional set up. workshops immaculate. i had a look at a couple of new 5.5 meter ribs waiting to be sent to the new owner they do look very nice grey hulls with grey tubes. they had no consoles or seating fitted . they looked to be similar internal size to my humber destroyer .they do 3 different beam sizes im sure there no smaller than other ribs of the same size and the wider beam will be larger than others with a 2.3 meter beam
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Unfortunately based up north, but have an XS500.

Would say internal space depends upon chosen seating layout, although at 2.2m beam and large tubes the internal width is 1.2m. The 515 range is slightly wider at 1.25 and the 550 with its 2.6m beam has a 1.5m wide deck.

We went for a single jockey on our build to maximise open deck space, with the option of fitting a second jockey behind at a later date. More than often running solo or occasionally max three aboard.


Never fitted the extra jockey, and now carry a large storage box aboard. Passengers can sit on tubes or inboard on box, both with good handholds on jockey backrest. Not everyone’s taste but works for us.

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i was at there factory last weekend dealing with James one of the owners it is a very professional set up. workshops immaculate. i had a look at a couple of new 5.5 meter ribs waiting to be sent to the new owner they do look very nice grey hulls with grey tubes. they had no consoles or seating fitted . they looked to be similar internal size to my humber destroyer .they do 3 different beam sizes im sure there no smaller than other ribs of the same size and the wider beam will be larger than others with a 2.3 meter beam
I know they are good ribs,thats why i am looking at one but I would like to see one in the flesh before I spend all my money.
I see you dont live near me or have a 500.
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Thanks Chipco,Looks nice.
Really need to see one .
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I've got one Mick, had it 6 years and still love it! Live near Yeovil happy to show you round perhaps take you out in it. Portland would be best for me if you do want to go out
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I've got one Mick, had it 6 years and still love it! Live near Yeovil happy to show you round perhaps take you out in it. Portland would be best for me if you do want to go out
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I know they are good ribs,thats why i am looking at one but I would like to see one in the flesh before I spend all my money.
I see you dont live near me or have a 500.
fairy nuff ill keep my opinions to myself
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fairy nuff ill keep my opinions to myself
Didnt mean to hurt your feelings, but although the information you gave was good it didnt relate to my question.
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if going for a XS 500 go for either a 60 or 70hp, if XS 545 70-80 will be ok
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if going for a XS 500 go for either a 60 or 70hp, if XS 545 70-80 will be ok
Package came with 60hp Mercury as standard.
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Ive owned 5 XS RIBs, currently have a 700, in Southampton. You are welcome to come and have a lot at her
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Ive owned 5 XS RIBs, currently have a 700, in Southampton. You are welcome to come and have a lot at her
Thanks for the offer, have bought a 500,new build.
just need to get it in water .
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