Chinook 5m inflatable boat (RIB) ; 55hp 2-stroke Mariner outboard; road trailer. Condition is “Used”.
This RIB is in excellent working condition, given its age (late 1980s), and is ready to be towed away, launched and driven immediately. We have used it regularly as a family boat for the past 10 years and it has been carefully laid up on our drive each winter. Great for all water activities (fishing, waterskiing and donutting). It is very seaworthy and has been regularly driven in moderate sea conditions; self bailer sock works very well. There are navigation lights, but they are not connected. The hull has been antifouled every year.
The engine is a pull start which requires some strength but fires reliably. As with all mariner engines, this is super reliable and has never given us any trouble. Over the last 10 years we have had around 150-200 trouble-free driving hours.
The tubes hold air at full pressure for 3 days and need topping up every so often. However, this is super easy to do (it takes about 2 minutes to achieve full pressure) and pump is included.
The trailer is a Hayling galvanised steel ‘break-back’ model for easy launching (wheel bearings have never been submerged). There are brakes but they are not connected and will need servicing.
The Rain and Sun cover was brand new in 2010 and still does its job of protecting the boat, engine and tubes on land and water. However, some wear and tear has started to show around the A-frame (see photos).
Current Price: £1000.00
This Rib 5m Inflatable Power Boat; 55hp 2-stroke Mariner Outboard; Road Trailer boat is located in Lymington , Hampshire, and is being sold on eBay by ajm5777.