My Club's 5.5m RIB is getting very tired, all aspects of it: hull, electronics, engine and trailer.

We're thus getting very close to having the more detailed conversations on what to target next, what it might cost, and how we're going to fund raise.

One key requirement is that it must be tow-able by a large / powerful family car.

I'll speculate at something around 6m with a 140hp outboard. Does around £35k sound like a good ball-park figure for a fully comprehensive package? Has your club done this recently, and have you got any pearls of wisdom to pass on please? What model did you go for and why?

Please take it as read that we'll have had the conversation about not having a RIB at all; our closest dive-able coast is N Wales, and there's not many charter options out there.