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This blog is devoted to the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). Why 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.


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.


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RIB Zodiac Hurricane™ ZH-1300 Strong Gale

The RIB Zodiac HurricaneTM 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. Based on proven 9- and 11-meter MACH II hull models, the larger size allows for higher payloads and additional deck space, while providing superior seakeeping and higher speed capability in rough water conditions. The patented Hybrid shaped collar features round sections at the bow and D-shape sections in the aft two-thirds, while the Durarib patented foam and air technology design provides exceptional strength and impact resistance. The collar is also equipped with an auto-inflation system and integrated dive door.

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