Ribtec 740 Diesel Jet Rib Boat (coded / Commercial Spec) **reduced** For Sale – 12000.00

Filed in for sale by on June 19, 2015


PRICED TO SELL @ £10,000 + VAT - TOTAL PAYABLE £12,000 In regular use. All in full working order. Hull: Ribtec 740 (7.4m LOA) Engine: Steyr 164hp direct-injection diesel Gearbox: Twin Disc hydraulic (SC-5011) Drive: PP90 Jet (Vospower) Bucket control: Electro-Hydraulic by Hamilton Jet Built in 1997 for the PLA (Port of London) and run commercially by them for over 15 years "Ebbsfleet" has a bit of history in google as you can imagine. The boat is highly manuoverable, hugely capable, well founded and has fantastic sea keeping with the mid-engine and low C of G. Large deck space forward with tie-down points, plus seating for 4 behind the console / additional on engine box. The boat isn't presently coded for commercial operation but obviously has been previously and most (if not infact all) the equiptment for this remains in place. Twin batteries, emergency steering, all relevent labels and signs, coded first aid kit, bilge pumps etc. etc. all to commercial standard and all exactly as it left the PLA. Literally just add a liferaft. Electronics consist of: Icom DSC - still with coastguard channel 0 fitted.Full engine instrumentation plus fuel gauge.Nav Lights Blue and/or Amber flashing lights !The vessel is also pre-wired for an AIS transponder. This NOT included (seperate negociation) but all wiring and antennas in place. V.Expensive Hamilton jet hydraulic bucket control system (£3000 I beleive) with all new hydraulics 2014 (cost approx. £1000). The engine isn't origional, being an ultra-modern & ultra fuel-efficient STEYR MO164M40 generating 164hp @ 4000 rpm. This is a SOLAS approved engine - may aid in commercial applications? With documentation. The engine has covered just over 500 hours from new (can be verified from ECU read out) and recently serviced (with receipts). The drive also benefits from a neutralising box which allows for jet back-flushing if needed. Boat was re-tubed in 2009. Tubes are in good condition. New antifouling 2014. Offered for sale WITHOUT trailer, but with full set of bespoke single-point lifting straps for crane or mothership deployment. I do have a large trailer and delivery may be possiable. The boat also benefits from hydraulic stering, stern tabs, A-frame with Nav Lts & Radar reflector etc. etc. Offered for sale in full working order, although would benefic from a few cosmetic improvments. All ancaliries are to be included such as anchor, boat hook, documentation and various spares. Very much ready to work or play. She's no speed machine, but cruises at 18knts sipping fuel at this speed with approx running cost of under £15 per hour. Buckets of thrust & top speed 22-24 lightly loaded. I bought this boat with a view to re-coding and operating commercially. Change of personal circumstance forces reluctant sale. Any sea trial. PayPal is NOT acceptable. Bank transfer or similar ONLY. Boat will not be released until funds cleared (obviously).

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