Originally Posted by Marin
Kevin-- Regarding skiffs themselves we have a nine foot Livingston that has served us well. It's too small for your purposes. But they make-- or used to-- larger sizes that might be worth looking into including, I believe, a cernter console version.
Very stable boat, pretty much indestructible, great for dragging up on rocky shores. Don't know how the weight would compare with what you've got now. Livingston Boats
I looked at them but the center console is 19' long.
Another part of the challenge is that for their size RIBS have an amazingly small amount of room.
On the flip side, nothing like a RIB if I have to go across a stretch of open ocean to go fetch a part in an emergency.