Customer Feedback and Testimonials

Rifen Boats strive to build the best quality boats and provide superb customer service. Below are a selection of testimonials from happy customers of Rifen Boats. If you would like to leave a testimonial feel free to contact us.

4.8m mudskipper

What impressed me about Rifen straight away was their prompt response to my initial enquiry. This led to a factory visit to look at a couple of models. Brent took all the time I needed out of his busy schedule and made sure nothing was too much trouble. On site I found the shop full of accessories, the workshop clean, the service super professional and great looking boats. Their size is impressive. I settled on the 4.8m in a side console powered by a 90Hp Optimax.

The build process was very easy, I was able to customise the layout to suit exactly what I wanted and was given full access throughout the build. Brent’ advice was very useful during this process and some changes were made on his recommendation. His knowledge and experience in the local area proved invaluable in this regard.

As a whole the boat is extremely robust with a high standard of finish in the fitout. With 4mm plate throughout and everything fully welded, it does not flex punching into chop. Being able to watch hull get built, you get a real appreciation of just how strong it is.

As far as the hull is concerned, the boat rides very smoothly. I liken it somewhat to a Hydrofield. It has a good V nose entry leading to big reverse chines, which create an air pocket towards the rear of the hull like a Cat. This not only makes it very stable at rest, but gives the boat a nice shallow draft. What this means for me is I have a boat that can handle long distances in inshore waters and can still get me up the creeks when I get there. Travelling side on through chop the boat holds its line really well, and displaces the water a long way back along the hull meaning I don’t get wet. A recent 85km trip up the coast proved this. For its size, it is a dry boat. With the 90Hp Opti on the back it goes like the proverbial and I dare say the 115Hp would go even better.

In terms of price the package was very competitive. I feel I got a real bang for my buck. I recommend Rifen boats to anyone interested and am contactable through Brent should the need arise.

Adam King
Yeppoon, Qld

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