I've been looking for my first dinghy
, seeing a lot of used AB, they seem to hold up. But used prices, wow. I can get a new 11' aluminum RIB
from a dealer for $1,600, made in China
, but seems good quality. There is a lot of junk from China
, but also some very high quality products from China, so I'm not discounting these boats just because they are cheap
. Four year warranty, so if they fall apart I have a local dealer standing behind them, and at that price
I can replace it every four years and be ahead of most aluminum
RIBs I've looked at. It only weighs 100# and can only take 15hp, but that is plenty for what I expect to use it for.
Zebec in China makes a lot of inflatables that are rebranded and sold in the U.S., they seem pretty good quality from what I'm seeing on their website.