This is an outstanding example of a Valiant 520 9 man rib that is virtually unmarked. It is ideal for two families coastal cruising, watersports and bay hopping and is perfectly balanced with a pristine reliable & economical Mercury 80hp fuel injected EFI four stroke power tilt outboard just recently serviced by a main Mercury dealer. It comes with a brand new October 2019 build, Extreme, British made type approved galvanised roller trailer with 24 months warranty from collection. Also included is an all over quality mooring/touring cover and a full colour chart plotter. The whole package is in remarkable condition, absolutely stunning and has been meticulously maintained, always kept under cover with no patches or repairs.
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Please contact Stratford Boats & Outboards Ltd if you have any questions about the rib or have a boat, engine or trailer you would like to part exchange. Viewing can be arranged during the daytime or evening as all our boats are undercover in a well-lit building.
The boat is in superb condition with virtually unmarked tubes, deck, stainless steel and hull.
The whole package essentially looks like a new rib. The superb four stroke engine benefits from a full engine service in May 2019 and has hardly been used since. The fuel system has been drained, cleaned and the tank has fresh fuel ready to go.
The boat has been fully checked over, it’s been nicely fitted out as you can see with a CP180i Standard Horizon chart plotter, a stainless steel A frame with navigation lights, cool box, bow seat cushion and all over cover. The hull is polished, not antifouled.
It is perfectly set up with a low hours 2007 80hp EFI power trim and tilt electric start four stroke outboard that is in superb condition. It is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic order, pristine under the cowl, it accelerates very smoothly and feels so stable at speed and on tickover you find yourself looking at the instruments to see if it is running as it is so quiet.
The 80hp outboard is powerful and practical and ideal for pulling a skier, wakeboarder or inflatables being fuel injected and four stroke has the advantage of not costing a small fortune each time you take it out. Instruments include rev counter and tilt gauge, fuel and speed. This is a pristine engine. It starts first flick of the key, always meticulously washed through with no corrosion. This outboard will comfortably bring this 5.2M rib onto the plane with two families on board and will easily pull a mono skier.
This rib has a great layout with seating for two at the bow, seating in front of the helm and a large bench seat this makes this rib a very practical boat and can realistically take out two families unlike so many other ribs with jockey seats or a poor seating layout.
The non slip deck is spacious and it is comfortable to walk around and is particularly safe for children. This is the later model Valiant with a built in tank under the floor, the older ones had a separate tank under the seat which means on this rib you have loads of storage.
The rib has a large amount of room and storage, including a large locker under the bench seat, storage unit under the helm which is a very good size and also immaculate inside. There is a very large bow locker with cushion and a forward anchor locker.
The hull section is fantastically strong with a thick grp double skin and five chamber half meter diameter tubes making this boat a very capable boat for almost any conditions. This is probably the most ideal size of RIB for sport and family fun as it is easily manageable single handed, cheap to run, a fantastic sea boat that gives you a really safe feeling with young family.
Technical Specification 520 2007
Overall Length 5.2M
Overall Width 2.16M
Tube Diameter .48M
Number of Air Chambers 5
Number of Persons 9
Maximum Payload 1150KG
Engine Shaft L
Design Category C
Category C definition – Inshore: Designed for voyages in coastal waters, large bays, estuaries, lakes and rivers where conditions up to, and including, wind force 6 and significant wave heights up to, and including, 2m may be experienced
The rib benefits from:
· Standard Horizon CP180I chart plotter with UK charts
· Rev counter
· Speed gauge
· Fuel gauge
· Trim gauge
· Auto Bilge pump
· All over quality rib cover
· Stainless steel A frame
· Quick drain decks
· Kill cord
· Isolator switch
· Cool box under helm seat
· Brand new trailer with 24 months warranty
· Navigation lights
· Bow cushion
The boat also comes with tie down ratchet straps and a brand new lighting board so that all you need is your number plate to take her away.
The trailer is a brand new October 2019 build, type approved with built in lit side marker lights superb quality galvanised Extreme 750kg, Multi Roller, swing beam
Standard features include:
Heavy duty frame
Al-Ko axle with waterproof sealed bearings
Adjustable swinging arm
12 nylon non marking wobble rollers
2 Heavy duty keel rollers
Heavy duty height adjustable winch post
42mm jockey wheel
1400lb Dutton Lainson winch
Extendable lightboard bars
Lit side markers
Latest specification lighting board
The roller trailer is very well engineered and makes launching and recovering very easy thanks to the swing beam. It comes with a brand new trailer board. The RRP for this trailer is £1456 and is included in the sale.
If you have been considering buying a new RIB I would strongly advise looking at this super quality used boat as someone will get an immaculate boat with brand new trailer for a fraction of the new price.
I can almost guarantee you won’t find a Valiant 520 of this year as immaculate as this boat. The proportions and layout of this rib are just right, it’s an ideal boat for any family and for all watersports.
Whoever buys this boat is buying an excellent example, showroom stuff with a recent service. This is not like the scruffy ribs, poorly maintained that you may find on the internet, this is one of the best. New this package would be around £25,000 with a trailer. You won’t lose money on this boat as they are so sought after especially in this condition with this fantastic engine.
There is a low reserve price.
We have 100% positive feedback, if you have any questions I will answer them as soon as I can. See the link at the start of this advert for more pictures if you require. Collection is from Stratford upon Avon where you will be able to see the engine running. You are bidding to win and purchase the boat, not to come and have a look. You are welcome to come and view the boat in Stratford before you buy if you would like to, viewing can be daytime or evening as all our boats are undercover in a well-lit building.
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Current Price: £5921.00
This Valiant 520 5.2m 9man Rigid Inflatable Boat Rib, 80hp Efi Outboard + New Trailer boat is located in Stratford-Upon-Avon, CV37 7Jz and is being sold on eBay by reachandgybe.