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Why Choose A Rigid Inflatable Boat?


What Is A Rigid-Hulled 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.

RIBs Are Superior To Conventional Yacht Tenders

Rigid-hulled inflatable boats (RIBs) are superior to conventional tenders in many ways:

  • Stability

  • Safety

  • Capacity

  • Boat Weight

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 a conventional boat would. Also, because the tubes are made of durable, lightweight material, the tender is lighter.


A typical RIB has a lifespan of 10 to 20 years, with proper care and maintenance. 

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