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The multiple advantages of

Rigid Inflatable Boats…

In addition to their great stability and seaworthiness, it takes a lighter duty trailer to transport RIBs and a less powerful vehicle to tow them. This means the fuel efficiency is better all around, even before you get a RIB into the water! A RIB is a better riding boat than a conventional boat. The combination of a deep-V fiberglass hull to cut through the waves, along with a large Hypalon inflatable collar to absorb the wave impact and block the spray makes a RIB a much smoother, drier ride. A RIB is also safer than a conventional non-sinkable boat. A conventional non-sinkable hull typically has all of its flotation built into the bottom of the hull. Should an unfortunate circumstance occur (like a swamping), a flotation hull will roll over and throw the occupants into the water. If the same thing should happen to a RIB, the flotation of the RIB surrounds the boat and it will stay afloat upright. Neither situation is good, but at least the occupants of the RIB will only be wet, and they stay in the boat! And no, RIBs won't sink if you puncture a tube! The best tubes are made with the heaviest Hypalon materials available. They also have multiple air chambers, so that in the event of a puncture the whole boat will not go flat. Most will have at least 3 or as many as 5-12 independent air chambers, depending upon the size of the boat. Most everyone knows that the Navy, Coast Guard, law enforcement agencies, and many municipalities use RIBs because they are stronger, safer and built for professional service.
200 15th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 224-5110

About RIBs

RIBs have great stability and seaworthiness, even at high speeds in big waves! They weigh approximately 25% less than conventional boats of a similar size. Because RIBs weigh less with their Hypalon tubes, it takes less horsepower to operate them at the same speeds as a conventional boat.

The multiple advantages of

Rigid Inflatable Boats…

In addition to their great stability and seaworthiness, it takes a lighter duty trailer to transport RIBs and a less powerful vehicle to tow them. This means the fuel efficiency is better all around, even before you get a RIB into the water! A RIB is a better riding boat than a conventional boat. The combination of a deep-V fiberglass hull to cut through the waves, along with a large Hypalon inflatable collar to absorb the wave impact and block the spray makes a RIB a much smoother, drier ride. A RIB is also safer than a conventional non-sinkable boat. A conventional non-sinkable hull typically has all of its flotation built into the bottom of the hull. Should an unfortunate circumstance occur (like a swamping), a flotation hull will roll over and throw the occupants into the water. If the same thing should happen to a RIB, the flotation of the RIB surrounds the boat and it will stay afloat upright. Neither situation is good, but at least the occupants of the RIB will only be wet, and they stay in the boat! And no, RIBs won't sink if you puncture a tube! The best tubes are made with the heaviest Hypalon materials available. They also have multiple air chambers, so that in the event of a puncture the whole boat will not go flat. Most will have at least 3 or as many as 5-12 independent air chambers, depending upon the size of the boat. Most everyone knows that the Navy, Coast Guard, law enforcement agencies, and many municipalities use RIBs because they are stronger, safer and built for professional service.
200 15th Avenue South St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 224-5110

About RIBs

RIBs have great stability and seaworthiness, even at high speeds in big waves! They weigh approximately 25% less than conventional boats of a similar size. Because RIBs weigh less with their Hypalon tubes, it takes less horsepower to operate them at the same speeds as a conventional boat.
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