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Advanced Cats- Good RIB for cruising?

Advanced Cats - Unique and fast inflatable catamarans

I have seen these RIB cats (not necessarily from this company) in large surf in New Zealand. Its stability and speed were impressive. 3 younger guys in about a 12' boat (just a guess- and I don't know the size of the outboard) were launching off 6-8' waves, banking full speed turns on swells, just going balls to the wall. Would one of these make for a good RIB for cruising in the Caribbean?
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They're probably not that good as cruising RIBs go. They're PVC and more prone to UV damage than Hypalon. They'll also have less load carrying capacity for a given length, since they don't have as much waterplane area as a standard dinghy.
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