April 04, 2007
Add A Touch of the RIBCRAFT 5.85 And A Touch of the RIBCRAFT 7.8 and You Get...
A truly great RIBCRAFT 6.8! We sea trialed one of our new RIBCRAFT 6.8s and the boat’s performance exceeded our expectations. With a steady north easterly breeze funneling down Marblehead Harbor producing a steady 2-3’ chop, it was a made to order day for a RIBCRAFT sea trial. Equipped with twin 90HP Honda four strokes, the 6.8 performed beautifully, smoothly slicing through the chop without an ounce of salt spray touching the tubes.
I’m a huge fan of the 19’ RIBCRAFT 5.85 and the 25’ RIBCRAFT 7.8 and I have to say that the 6.8 seemed to be made specifically for my likings. It had the maneuverability and agility of the 5.85, yet the power and balance of the heavier offshore 7.8. Though it was a cold and dreary day, I didn’t want to get off the water – the 6.8 made me want to stay out there all day.
Here are some pictures of the boat. This boat is equipped for diving, however with a center console and single or twin engines, the 6.8 would be an excellent patrol craft and the ultimate pleasure boat.
Posted by ribcraftusa at April 4, 2007 10:49 AMBack To Index