This blog is devoted to the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). Why RIBs?
PASSION FOR RIBs
I’ve always been fascinated by the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). Their form, style, lay-out, toughness, seaworthiness and sportive way of navigating are the unquestionable advantages you’ll rarely find combined in another type of boat.
TYPE OF RIBs
This type of boat is also known as the 4 x 4 of the sea. Rescue services, military, police, port staff often use RIBs because of their excellent behavior, seaworthiness and solidity. Other RIBs are fitted for pleasure, fishing and racing. A RIB is indeed a very special type of motorboat.
RIBs ONLY has a Facebook group. Become a member of this great RIB community: it’s free and you get to meet great passionates!
How can we recognize each other as RIBs ONLY members?
All are possible but since we are an international group, the shipping costs could swing out. So what about a 56 mm badge?
Back in the 70’s and 80’s these were enormously popular. Why not bring them back to life as a visual “RIBs ONLY ID”. You can easily wear it, pass it on, give it as a present and so on. Badges have many advantages. They’re cheap, last long, you can use them the whole year round on many occasions and you show your interest in our group to others. On top of that, they’re unique. There are badges with a pin and magnetic badges.
Watch this video and see why OCM Amphibious RIB is the must have boat. The OCM Amphibious boat is the future of boating, it is a boat with wheels. If you love boating, you have a beach house, or whatever the case may be, this amphibious boat will bring your boating experience to whole new level. With its powerful 4WD system, you can easily launch your boat into the water and beach on land in all ease and dryness. On land you can climb on any beach and drive up to one hour while reaching a speed of 6 Mph. On water performance is uncompromised with top speeds in excess of 60 Mph.
The Zodiac Hurricane™ ZH-1300 MACH II OB Interceptor is the newest and largest platform of the Zodiac Hurricane™ range and had its world debut in 2017. Dubbed the Interceptor, the ZH-1300 demo boat shows the nimble maneuverability normally associated with smaller craft and addresses the needs of end users in the Military and Patrol boat market for larger platforms, with focus on speed, handling and stability.
This 13-meter platform is propelled by quad (4x) Mercury Verado 350 HP outboard engines. The boat is designed around an aluminum hull and deck, and features the MACH 2 stepped-hull design.
Ocean Craft Marine recently delivered the best Marine Rescue RHIB in the Bahamas.
This is a very short video taken while training the Coastal Pilots of Buckeye as well as members of the Royal Bahama Defense Force on how to operate their new marine rescue boat!
This marine rescue rigid inflatable boat is 9.5M. It is a custom-designed, high performance SAR boat that will be used to rescue people from the waters of the seaport, in the vicinity of the offshore bunkering jetties, and elsewhere as may be required.
Redbay Stormforce 8.4m cabin rib, ‘Bluefin”.
Late September 2007 – returning from a blue shark trip off Donegal.
Southern gusts blowing against a big spring flood tide, Tornamoney point between Torr head and Cushendun, North Antrim coast.