In this day and age, our time is valuable and we all must do
our best to stretch out every dollar we can. Many people see
a RIB in poor condition and think its life is over and it must
be replaced. What makes matters worse is that is how most
of our competitors prefer you to think.
We like to look at things a bit more realistically. We have
developed a process to rejuvenate the Hypalon tubes of your
boat. A small repair can make the tubes look like new and
get the fiberglass to shine brightly again.
Next thing you know, your boat is ready to give you a much
longer service life. We believe that a RIB can have a very
long life cycle.
Short of a complete retubing that can restore your RIB to its
“better than new” condition, tube probems might be such that
they can be safely repaired.
Our repair gurus can do a full inspection and give you an
unbiased, honest report on the repair options available.
If we can get you out the door safely and quickly with tube
repairs that we know will hold up, we know that you will be
If tube repairs turn out not to be a safe option, we think you’ll
also be happy knowing that we are not afraid to “tell it like it is.”
A RIB’s integrity is only as sound as the supporting structure
beneath the tubes. A hull failure can render the finest set of
hypalon tubes totally useless.
Before that happens, bring your hull issues to us so that
we can make them right. Peace of mind is important, but
the safety of you and your loved ones is even moreso.
Bottom line is that at AI Boats we know RIB’s stem to
stern (no pun intended), and we’re going to share with you
the best way to fix whatever’s wrong with your boat.
How you proceed is up to you. How you should proceed is
going to come from us.
Perhaps when you first got your RIB a console just wasn’t in
the plan. Now, bolstered by a couple of years’ experience, it
seems like a better idea.
But consoles aren’t the only equipment upgrades you might
consider. Improved seating, automatic bilge pumps, nav lights
- lots of improvements are available to make your boating
experience safer and more enjoyable.
We can help you choose the options you want (or need) to
make that experience come true.
200 15th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Tender Loving Care
Takes Numerous Forms…
We offer complete mechanical service to most makes of
outboards on the market today. We are a Full Line Honda
Dealer and also specialize in the servicing and repair of
Evinrude, Johnson, Mercury, Nissan, Suzuki, Tohatsu and
We’re generally able to get your outboard back to “running
right” condition. If it’s not there right now, we’ll be happy to
give you a free estimate of what it could cost to get it there.
Rigging an engine on a RIB involves a number of factors. In
addition to the obvious - size of the boat, size of the engine -
balance, weight, and the intended use also need to be
Here at AI BOATS we take a look at the complete picture
before coming up with a recommended configuration.
The larger the RIB and the larger the engine, the more
complex the rigging becomes. Don’t trust the job to amateurs.
Let AI BOATS guide you to a safe, first rate installation.
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