1997 AVON D5.6 FOR SALE IN SWANSEA

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For Sale:
Avon D5.6
Location:
Swansea
Price:
£6,950 ono
Name:
Oren Eto
Build Year:
1997
Mainly Used For:

Recreation & Pleasure

CONTACT ADVERTISER
 
Chris Williams
 
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
Hull:
GRP-RIB
Length (metres):
5.60
Beam (metres):
2.33
Draft (metres):
0.40
Licence:
n/a
Engine:
2008 Mariner 90 h.p. four stroke, excellent condition, fully serviced Feb. 2018 inc. timing belt & impellor. trim & tilt solenoids replaced also Feb 2018. Trim hydraulic pump replaced June 2019. All in excellent order givnig superb performance and better than 1 litre / nm @ 22-24 kts. Tops out at 34 kts.
Hydraulics:
Engine, Power Trim & Tilt, Hydraulic steering.
Electronics:
Lowrance Elite-4DSI Plotter / Sounder, DSC VHF Radio, Navigation Lights, Deck Lights, 3 X electric Bilge Pumps, twin 12V batteries with 3 way changeover switch.
Other information:
The boat appeared to have very little hard use by the time I bought it from a Power Boat School 4 years ago where it was kept on a dry stack when not in use. It had never been anti-fouled and the hull was in a very good state. As I was to keep it on a salt water mooring, I then had it antifoulrd for the first time and again, last year. It was originally fitted out with a two-person jockey seat behicd the console two-person set but I replaced that for the layout in the pictures. All original parts available if you wanted to return it to its former layout.

There is a console cover and an old, but usable, overall cover and also a 4-wheel trailer which I have used to tow but it does not now have any brakes and so it is not road-legal. The trailer must be regarded as a "freebie" and no discount is available if you don't want it.

I have used the boat for cruising along the Gower Coast and futher afield from Swansea to Cardiff, Lynmouth, Ilfracombe, Lundy Island, Padstow, Tenby, and the isles of Scilly ( a 260 nauticl mile round trip carried out over a weekend ). All of these trips were carried out unaccompanied by any other boat for which you have to have confidence in your vessel, I do!

The boat has a 75 litre onboard fuel tank, I had to take additional tanks for the Scillies trip.

You will find it very difficult to get a better "fun / low cost" ratio than for this boat, be it you are a new or experienced Ribber. It is very seaworthy, much more so than a larger RIB that I used to operate commercially over a decade ago. It will get you where you want to go and should last you another 20 years or so with just usual care & maintenance. I have enjoyed the boat immensely but now it is time to move on.

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