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. Know what to look for when buying a RIB.
RIBsport.nl (Bryan) with Neanderthal (Sportbotenforum.nl) to find high waves with a set of Ospreys! With a few forum members on the way to the North Sea, wave height 2.5 meters. Made a nice day, covered 180 km.
Get an up-close look at the lux Medline 7.5, the ultimate on the water retreat. Featured at the Chicago Boat Show in 2020 with Reed Yacht Sales, this show-stopping boat has remained a head-turner with its a wide variety of color options and sleek, sporty appearance.
May 5, 2013, an entire family was catapulted from a RIB (source RYA and MAIB). The 8 m RIB, powered by a 300 hp engine, sailed at high speed with 6 people on board (2 adults and 4 children) at Camel Estuary next to Padstow in Cornwall, UK. After the people were thrown out of the boat, the uncontrolled RIB ran over the drowning people several times. Unfortunately, 2 people were killed and 2 seriously injured.
The engine cut-out ‘kill cord’ mechanism was not activated as it had not been attached to the driver.
The above-mentioned MAIB report once again confirms that in the event of a fatal accident, an extensive investigation follows with all possible parties involved (seller of the boat, sailing school, constructor, etc.).
This speedboat accident left Victoria Milligan coping with grief, supporting her surviving children and adjusting to life with a disability. She says: “I now tick boxes, which I could never have dreamed of: widow, trauma victim, amputee and bereaved mother.”
Her husband Nick and eight year old daughter Emily were killed and Victoria lost her left leg below the knee.
Sea Shepherd UK are pleased to announce the recent addition to their fleet of RIBs based in the UK. The new RIB, named ‘Shadow’ due to its all black appearance, will join the three existing vessels used as part of SSUK’s Ghostnet Campaign and Marine Debris Campaign.