Originally Posted by thomas
Looks like a good deal on paper but have a search on here as there are a couple of posts about them.
I cannot really find too much negativity about the Zodiac 550 except the older ones had bench seats. Bearing in mind this will be a Summer RIB not likely to be doing too much heavy stuff. The newer ones have leaning post seat for the drive plus one and to seats at the back.
I am still thinking about a Ribtec 5.85 with 115HP EFI of 115HP Optimax. There are a lot of boats on the market to consider. I see three options really.
1. A good but older RIB and I buy a new 115HP Optimax with 5yr guarantee.
2. RIB & Engine maybe a yr old still with guarantees.
3. Maybe something in the 2007-2010 era where I may not get a decent amount of guarantee with the engine but the price, service history and person selling convince me to go for something slightly older.