Welcome to RIBs ONLY – The Exciting Number 1 Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

Welcome to RIBs ONLY – Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
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, safety 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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Jaw-dropping Bernico RXP14 Twin 600 hp V12 Mercury

Bernico RXP14 Twin 600 hp Impresses

This Bernico RXP14 twin 600 hp V12 Mercury outboards is a high-performance Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).

This RIB measures 14 meters in length and has a beam of 3.5 meters. It is constructed using advanced composite materials, such as carbon fiber, to ensure a lightweight and durable design.

The RXP14 boasts a deep-V hull design which provides great stability and manoeuvrability even in choppy and rough waters typical for Nico Bertels’n RIBs.

Bernico RIBs are some of the fastest ones in existence and can reach speeds as high as 120 knots. And this one is no exception making your head spin well beyond 80 knots.

Bernico RXP14 twin 600Hp V12 helm @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Bernico RXP14 twin 600Hp V12 helm

High speed performance is the essence of Bernico RIBs but make no mistake, once on board you’ll be flabbergasted by the level of luxury and detail.

In short this Bernico RXP14 Twin 600 hp really stands out in the market for big RIBs.

Checkout these videos of other Bernico RIBs.

About Bernico International

Nico Bertels RXP14 @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Nico Bertels

The Belgium based shipyard, established in 1991, delivers yacht tenders and custom performance boats from 7 up to 18 meters all over the world.

This video has been published on the Sytse de Vlas YouTube channel.

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Change YouTube Video Captions in Your Own Language

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It is a pity that not all text spoken video makers activate the captions also known as subtitles in their videos. But …

If they do, you can activate the captions in your own language. Here is a brief instruction on how to translate YouTube video captions into your own language.

1. Click on the “Settings” gear icon on the bottom right-hand corner of the YouTube video player.

© Youtube video menu settings
©Youtube video menu settings

2. Click on “Subtitles/CC” to see the available captions for the video.

© Youtube video menu captions
©Youtube video menu captions

3. Click on “Subtitles/CC” and then “Auto-translate”. In this example I previously chose English. Clicking on it makes you choose your language form a list (use the scrollbar to look for your language). Click on the desired language.

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Change YouTube Video Captions in Your Own Language

That’s it! You can now read the captions in your own language. The translation is as good as YouTube gets it.

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Ocean RIBs’ Promising New Ownership

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Ocean RIBs the Start

The Windsor family established Ocean RIBs in 1991, and since then, the company has manufactured a range of Rigid Inflatable Boats that are both versatile and long-lasting.

Throughout the years, the boat designs have varied and improved, with each vessel undergoing meticulous testing to ensure maximum performance and safety while on the water.

Gerry Koen

With Gerry Koen now at the helm, the Somerset UK based RIB building company will continue to uphold the tradition of producing top-quality boats, while also infusing a contemporary touch into the designs (see below).

These boats are available in a variety of sizes, ranging from 4.2 meters to 8.5 meters at this moment.

Gerry’s objective is to preserve the company’s legacy as he moves it into the present era.

Presently they only have renderings of their RIBs.

Ocean RIBs layout 6.5m @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
New Ocean RIBs layout 6.5 m and up
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Awesome RIB Rally Bahamas 2011 Promo

RIB Rally Bahamas 2011

Get a glimpse of the exciting RIB Rally event in Bahamas from 2011.

Watch the fast-paced video to experience all the amazing things that happened at this awesome event!

And yes, there is also a women’s team participating.

It’s in Duch but you can use the YouTube subtitling tool set in your own language.

This video is absolutely fun to watch and is fantastically edited to make this Rib Rally event look like the most fun and thrilling experience for all those who love boating and exploring!

And it is!

And if you want to see more RIB Rally adventures videos, click here.

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RIB Rally Bahamas 2011 Promo

This video was published on the OffShoreRibRally785 YouTube channel.

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Scorpion Stealth RIB Always Great Performance

Scorpion Stealth RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat)

The Scorpion Stealth RIB is built on the same hull as the Strike model, with superb performance.

It’s an older video (2012) but it says a lot of the famous British brand. The model is no longer available though. The current Serket model is most similar, in my opinion.

This video shows the awesome features of the RIB – a particularly spacious design with a wide back bench seat, plenty of storage space in a walk-in locker, and an incredibly comfortable sun bed platform – perfect for an unforgettable experience at sea!

In contrast to the Strike model this Scorpion Stealth is quite different due to its softer setup and a full-length bow tube.

This model has a useful storage section on the front deck plus you can turn it into a sun bed for an added relaxation spot.

The RIB has two jockey seats fitted as a standard, making it okay for a comfortable ride.

I can imagine you would like to see more videos of this brand. Go for it!

Scorpion Stealth RIB @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Scorpion Stealth RIB

This video was posted on the ScorpionRIBs1 YouTube channel.

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