Porters 7.8m RIB

Re-engined in 2017
£19,500.00 (Approx €22,497.35)
  • Boat REF#  ·  302414
  • Length  ·  7.80m
  • Year  ·  2001
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Planing
  • Engine  ·  1 x diesel 120hp, Mercruiser 1.7DTi (2017)
  • Lying  ·  Surrey
Boatshed London
Boatshed London
Angus Rose

Extra Details

Builder Porters
Lying Surrey
Fuel capacity 200.0 ltr Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 1 x diesel 120hp
Engine make and model Mercruiser 1.7DTi (2017)
Engine Hours engine1= 50
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive out
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 25 knots
Max speed (approx) 35 knots

Alpha One Outdrive


Length 7.80m
Beam 2.95m
Draft Max 0.50m
Storage Dry storage

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 1 batteries charged by: engine


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Planing
Finish Paint finish

Deck Gear

Instrument Covers

1 anchors

Nav Equipment

VHF DSC radio
Navigation lights
Depth sounder

Safety Equipment


2 bilge pumps (0 manual / 2 electric)

This 2001 Porters 7.8m RIB is well set up to take advantage of the summer season and is ready to go. The current owner took it on four years ago and set about putting in the diesel inboard 1.7DTi engine. It was a reconditioned unit that was installed in 2017. It has run for about 50 hours since then.

Porters are a small outfit from Emsworth that build dinghies and RIBs. This 7.8m model uses a Phantom hull and has an attractive sweeping shape. Reported of being capable of about 35 knots at top speed, this is a great family RIB.

The boat has been stored in a barn for the last four years and is presented in good condition. The upholstery was also replaced in 2017.

The trailer has been fitted with new rollers and new hubs. The boat, when it has been used, was launched by crane instead of from the trailer so it hasn't been in salt water.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

This Porters 7.8m RIB has been personally photographed and viewed by Angus Rose of Boatshed London. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

4 years

Why are you selling her?

Lack of use

Where have you sailed her?

The Solent

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Comments 1

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Must say a great lloking rib and well presented.

Gerry C2021-11-26 21:59:57
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