This is a classic Bombard 5.5m Explorer rib offered for sale as preowned / second-hand rib boat.
However this rigid inflatable boat is "probably" one of the best preowned examples we have ever seen of this Bombard design. We must stress that this one Explorer is in remarkably good condition; especially the hull, tubes and engine.
This Bombard rib is remarkably similar to the newer models of the very popular Zodiac Pro rib ranges both the hull and tbes etc. This Explorer rib was the design that in its era was the model beloved of boating enthusiasts. It remains an excellent and family friendly boat design.
This Bombard 5.5 m Explorer rib has only had two careful owners over the years. In recent years it has only been used very occasionally, mostly large freshwater lakes. (hence the main reason for this sale). The light grey pvc tubes on this Bombard rib are in very good condition throughout - quite remarkable for its age. There are only some light marking on the tubes. On the bow is the factory fitted mooring cleat, bonded to the tubes. The hull is the standard Bombard (same as a Zodiac) white colour. This hull is extremely tidy, with no anti-fouling and very few marks, of any type
This Bombard 5.5m rib boat has only had two owners from new and the engine was fully serviced during this time. However the engine will need an routine annual service befiore it leaves here with its third-ever careful owner. This boat has only seen very light use for summers, only kept in the UK. The current owner is local to Skipton and is therefore is well known to us here at Pennine Marine. He is only selling the boat because personal circumstances have changed - and therefore he now cannot use this boat reguarly.
This Bombard Explorer rib is therefore being sold, ideally to another good home.......it could be you?