Why a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is Quite Expensive

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“Owning a RIB is investing in quality time I so long for.”- Karel Overlaet

Rigid inflatable boats have become, over the last couple of years, the preferred choice not only for marine professionals but also for those that take boating as a leisure activity. There are a plethora of reasons for this; the boat comes with a myriad of benefits.

For many years now I own a single outboard RIB. As a journalist I sailed many motor boats and RIBs. I aways had the most fun in RIBs. The feeling of “flying” over the waves is really extraordinary! It’s a kick I can’t get enough of.

That being said, one cannot help but inquire why these Rigid Inflatable boats, ostensibly referred to by their abbreviation “RIBs”, as expensive. They cost more than the “ordinary” boat, but why exactly is that. The answer to this question can be found in the nuances of the RIBs, from the construction to their operations.

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Apex Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) in Mexico – Taxi Boat “Nina’s”

Enjoy the ride on Apex A-36 feet Rigid Inflatable Taxi Boat (RIB) fitted with twin Mercury Marine outboard 200 hp Seapro.

This big RIB can host up to 32 passengers protected by the shade of a large stainless steel top.

This Apex is made of the finest and most durable raw material in the world including Hypalon CSM 1670 dtex by Orca for the inflatable tubes and heavy duty fiberglass for the hull, deck and stringer…

Apex is committed to provide all customers superior quality boats at the highest international standards (USCG standards and CE homologations). Thanks to our happy customer Vallarta By Boat for the video !

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