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The Power of Images

I have strategically chosen to build a substantial video and media library focused on Rigid Inflatable Boats here on

The blog currently boasts a collection of 1,968 RIB videos and 3,208 media items distributed across 2,163 posts and 41 articles.

It was always that choice from the beginning.

Based on the results of 22 studies, Matthew Dunn estimates image processing times to be between 13 ms and 150 ms, the time to process a sentence containing 25 words to be between 3.75 seconds and 7.5 seconds and to process a sentence with 8 words between 1.2 seconds and 2.4 seconds.

Utilizing those numbers, Dunn draws the conclusion that images are processed between 8 and 577 times faster than words and rounds it to between 6 and 600 times (source).

To show you the power of images enjoy these RIB jumping shots!

RIBbing After Storm Ciarán

Ciarán’s Last Convulsions

This video captures the navigation through various types of seas in the aftermath of this powerful European storm from late October to early November of 2023.

This course is given by the French based OLM Perfectionnement Mer Formée using a RIBcraft and a Mercury outboard.

If you have a keen interest in navigating through challenging sea conditions, I’ve published a collection of captivating videos for your enjoyment.

This video was published on the OLM Perfectionnement Mer Formée YouTube channel.

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Williams Jet Tenders Adrian Newey SportJet Handover

Who is Adrian Newey

He’s the chief technical officer of Formula One’s Red Bull Racing & Red Bull Technology team.

He picked up a Williams SportJet 460 tender to complement his new, 27.4-metre British built Oyster 885 yacht to sail around the world.

The video shows him testing the RIB on the Williams’ 80-metre lake and the shipyard’s visit.

I have released additional videos featuring the Williams Jet Tenders.

This video was published on the Williams Jet Tenders YouTube channel.


FOCCHI 480: Small and Beautiful by e-Ribbing


“Giampaolo Focchi – Cesistenza Battelli Pneumatici” was founded in Ravenna in 1979. The founder, owner and true soul and driving force of the company is its owner: Giampaolo Focchi.

The origins of the Italian based company are in fact to be found in his studies in engineering, in his passion for the sea and speed and in his Romagna stubbornness, combined with the seafaring air of Ravenna and the city’s tradition in the production of inflatable boats.

What makes Focchi inflatable boats different from all the others on the market is a set of truly unique and essential features.

This video was published on the e-Ribbing. com YouTube channel.


One Bright Day in a Highfield Sport 900

The Brand’s Flagship Sport 900

The scenic beauty of Florida’s coastline is truly captivating. In this short video, a family is portrayed savoring the picturesque views while aboard this Highfield

In this blog post more info is provided. You ca read there that the hull of this flagship based on that of the famous Patrol 860, was redesigned by Petter Martens to offer stability and performance as expected. The boat keeps these features up to a speed of 60 knots.

Via this link you’ll get the specs of this Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB).

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