CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOAT AND MOTOR
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If you need a tender for your yacht or power boat make sure you know the maximum dimensions of the tender your yacht and davit can support. The maximum passengers capacity, as stated in the technical specifications, and the number or real seating places in the boat may differ. Decide how many people you need to carry, and then check how many seating places the boat has. Also, if you're going to be hauling a lot of cargo, you'll need to factor that in. The size of tender and motor depend on a number of factors.
What your yacht can support
Your passenger & cargo-carrying needs
What activities you'll be doing in your tender
Depending on where you'll be using your boat, water conditions will vary significantly. Rigid-hulled inflatables are more stable and safe than conventional tenders, but make sure you match your boat and motor choice to water conditions and distances you'll need to travel.
If you are going to use your boat for water skiing or towing recreational inflatables, you will need at a minimum a 30-horsepower engine. Our highly knowledgeable team can ensure that the boat you choose can support that.
RIGID-HALLED INFLATABLE BOAT
A rigid-hulled inflatable boat, or RIB, is a boat with a solid, usually V-shaped hull surrounded by inflatable flexible tubes. It differs from an inflatable boat, which does not have a solid hull.
Rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs) are superior to conventional tenders in many ways:
SAFETY & STABILITY
RIBs are much more stable than a conventional boat, due to the inflatable tubes surrounding the hull. The multi-chambered tubes also ensure that the boat remains afloat even with large quantities of water abroad.
CAPACITY VS. WEIGHT & SIZE
When an RIB is uninflated, it takes up virtually half as much space as conventional boat would. Also, because the tubes are made of durable, lightweight material, the tender is light.
A typical RIB has a lifespan of 10 to 20 years, with proper care and maintenance.