Avon Sea Rider 5.4 M Boat Rib Rigid Inflatable Dive Boat For Sale – 1498.00

Filed in for sale by on March 17, 2016

Hello and welcome to my Action of my beloved Dive Boat. Please take your time and read the full description and if in doubt call me to discuss anything further. Up for sale is my trusty Avon Sea Rider 5.4 Meter rigid hull dive boat named "Recipe" I have owed her for around 20 years now and she has served me and my dive club very well over the years. I have towed the boat to France, Spain, Scotland, Wales, Devon, Cornwall and the most of the East Coast carrying out many drives with my club over the years and not once has she failed me. she is capable of carrying 4 divers with full kit easy. I have tackled many a rough seas with her and standing up strong in force 5 / 6 seas with waves over 20 / 30 ft high, she is an amazingly strong and well balanced boat. She is my old faithful and I would trust her in any weather or sea conditions. I have rescued people who were stranded out at sea and towed other boats back to saftey in my time, but the biggest claim to fame is when she was used in a documentary on Richard Branson called "Don't Look Down". my self and Recipe was used to take out to sea the directors and the stunt man team to film a part of the documentary for the film. This boat has seen it all and will be greatly missed! The only reason im selling her is I a have bought a bigger 5.8m long and wider boat. she might not be the pretiest boat on the sea but she is well made and able to tackle anything that stands in her way, she has years of life left in her yet and will do the next new owner proud as she has done me and my club.. Ok, a bit about the boat then.. Well as you know the Avon sea riders are made with 2 small holes in the front of the hull to allow water in when the boat is stationary, this helps balance the boat in the water and make it easier for the divers to get kitted up and comfy. Once the boat moves off and gets onto the plane the water exits out of the back, a genius idea which has been adopted by many other boat building companys. You will find that the likes of the SBS "Special Boat Service" and the life boat ribs are mostly all Avon sea Riders! this is because of there hull that lets water in, it just makes a well balanced boat and is extremily well made. Here is a bullet point list of bits on the boat:Single seat center console with heavy duty screen, also fitted is the speedo and trim gauge, stearing wheel + cables, main battery cables. holes left for the Radio and rev counter, and space on top for mounting the GPS and ECO sounder. She has a massive 26 Gallon stainless steel fuel tank under the center console with a dip stick, capable of 70 mile round trips which ive done many a times fully loaded. front bow locker to house the anchor and chain.Stainless steel double A frame profesionaly made with flare boxes and mounts, navigation lights and mounting points for the aerial VHF.stainless steel bottle rack on the back of the centre console capable of holding 6 X 15/18L dive bottles or twin sets. Eletric bilge pump.there is a couple of patches on the tubes which have been repaired over the years, she does seep air a little bit over time but nothing major. As you can see she comes with no engine. I used to have a 115 horse power Yam engine on her but im using it on my bigger boat. The rating for the boat is a 90 HP but she has been strengthened to take the bigger 115HP. She is capable of traveling at 36 knots fully loaded with divers and all gear., The trailer has been professionaly built and fully galvanised and is un braked.Has a 2 speed winch Steel mudguards with side steps to stand on making getting into and out of the boat easy,Stainless steel roller pinsHeavy duty jockey wheelLight truck tyres and a spare all with good treadNew wheel bearings along with spare bearings All in all she is a fantastic boat that will do the job well...... No over seas buyers and cash on collection only Thanks for looking and please call Rick on 07973121219 for any further questions

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