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This blog is devoted to the Rigid Inflatable Boat.

My Passion for the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)

I’ve always been fascinated by the Rigid Inflatable Boat. 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.

What’s a RIB

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Lomac Big Game 600 RIB Focus on Suzuki 140 hp

The #lavalacqua system (Suzuki Micro Plastic Collector) is installed as standard, a filtering device that allows you to clean the water from microplastics while navigating.

The pump in the cooling system of the outboard sucks up and circulates the water it is navigating through. The additional circuit for pumped water includes a filter where it takes on its final form before being discharged.

That filter retains the microplastics, so as to return it clean to the environment.

Way to go Suzuki!

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Highfield TV Ep.20 – Highfield Support RIBs at SailGP Plymouth

Steve from Highfield spent the weekend of 30-31 July at the #sailgp in Plymouth. It’s really an impressive sailing race. Check out all of the Highfield RIBs hard at work behind the scenes.

In this video Steve also gives you a sneak peak at a brand new model joining the Sport range in 2023 – the Sport 760.

Proud to share that Highfield is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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Marshall m4 Suzuki Powered DF40A Ari

The Suzuki DF40A Ari on this Marshall m4 offers 42% more forward thrust and is 12% more efficient. This outboard uses a timing chain instead of a rubber belt.

DF40A vs DF40A ARI

Compared to the classic DF40A, the DF40A ARI delivers 42% more forward thrust, improving outboard acceleration efficiency by 12%.

The thermal unit of this Suzuki 4-stroke outboard comes from the DF60AV and takes up 943 cc on its cubature, with three cylinders in a row, which makes it lighter and more compact.

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X-Class – Spectacular Scotland – Ultimate Boats – Clydebank

A high paced promotional video of the new X-Class from Ultimate Boats with stunning drone video footage.

These RIBs are built using the revolutionary Danu™ instead of the classic GRP. It is invented by Exo Technologies and is 100% recyclable, time after time. Jeroen Wats, founder and CIO, tells all about it in this video.

Proud to share that Ultimate Boats is a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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Bernico Hybrid 50R of Jon Olsson vs the Baltic Sea

This unique big RIB has 3,100 hp, is hybrid powered and is really fast. It clocked at 104 knots according to Bernico (B).

In this video a propeller lost half a blade and is replaced by the owner Jon Olssen (S) whilst the RIB was in the water.

There’s a lot more fantastic RIBs by Bernico here te see on RIBs ONLY. Enjoy!

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M-Class RIB Ultimate Boats – Mission Ready

A promotional video of features from the new M-Class from Ultimate Boats in Clydebank, Scotland.

These RIBs are built using the revolutionary Danu™ instead of the classic GRP. It is invented by Exo Technologies and is 100% recyclable, time after time. Jeroen Wats, founder and CIO, tells all about it in this video.

Proud to share that Ultimate Boats is a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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Jeroen Wats – ExoTechnologies – Circular Economy in Boating Industry

Meet Jeroen Wats, founder of Exo Technologies and the company’s competencies of the circular economy in the boating industry in a fascinating interview.

The circular economy is an alternative to the linear economy. A linear economy is a system of production and consumption where resources are extracted, processed and disposed of in a linear fashion, resulting in the depletion of natural resources.

A circular economy aims to create a more sustainable system by reducing waste, preserving resources and improving efficiency.

So it’s about redesigning products so they can be repaired or reused, and using renewable energy sources to make all this happen.

Proud to share that Ultimate Boats is a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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