A Little History About the Scandinavian Inflatable Boat Club

A Little History About the Scandinavian Inflatable Boat Club @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
The Scandinavian Inflatable Club’s chairman Fred Lundberg in his Avon 5.4 m RIB circa 1988

RIBs ONLY member Mårten Danielsson from Sweden contributes with the history of the now dissolved Scandinavian Inflatable boat Club which was active between the years 1988-2004.

He also translated previous articles that are interesting historically or other RIB stuff that is constantly current for which I’m very grateful. I am convinced that this is a really good idea to “secure” all this knowledge and hope you enjoy it too. The floor is yours, Mårten!

A little history about the Scandinavian Inflatable boat Club …

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Is This The End of Towing Your RIB?

Is This The End of Towing Your RIB? @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Is This The End of Towing Your RIB? @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

I need a new future oriented car to tow my RIB. But it’s a big problem nowadays due to new regulations.

Soon I have to part from my 4×4 Nissan Patrol GR 3.0 D because of the emission standards. It has a Euro 3 emission class. But it stil does what it’s made for. Do I really have to sell it? There are so many grateful memories …

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How to Maintain your RIB Super Top-Notch: 5 Thoughts

How to Maintain your RIB Top-Notch @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Take your time to maintain your RIB top-notch. It’s worth it.

To keep a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) top-notch, functioning and looking new for many years, you need to take proper care and maintenance.

With some extra care, you will maintain its performance and quality. How to maintain a RIB top-notch is not that difficult.

When you buy a RIB, part of the after-sale service should incorporate how to care for the boat and ways that can impact its longevity.

It is not a rigorous process that consumes hours of your time. On the contrary, it is about consistent maintenance.

In this article, I will cover 5 main aspects to care for your RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) and thus keeping it top-notch.

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Why I Had to Buy a Second Cobra Handheld VHF Radio

Why I Had to Buy a Second Cobra Handheld VHF Radio @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
My two Cobras

Arriving in Arradon (Brittany, France) everything was ready to go out and enjoy RIBbing in the Morbihan and further out. A super spot. We’re June 2021.

Before boarding I was checking my bag for the charger of the VHF radio on the right (Cobra MR HH325 which is a very solid and a very good one), I turned red from shame to behind my ears: I had forgotten the charger at home.

At that moment I never realised I knew so many languages.

What do to now?

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The Fun of Owning a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB): 8 Thoughts

The Fun of Owning a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Dokos island – © Panos Lazanas

Rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) are very popular amongst families and individuals.

They are versatile and can be used for various leisure activities such as fishing, speed boating, taking day trips or weekends and even wakeboarding or water skiing.

The fun of owning a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is truly fantastic!

I had splendid times with my wife and kids in our family RIB for many years, powered by a Suzuki 140 hp. We took our Labrador along as well. The funny thing is that he wanted to jump overboard every time he saw a buoy, barking and swaying his tail.

Owning a RIB is fun and rewarding because they’re entertaining boats and you have a lot of satisfaction.

These boats are sometimes high-speed and can cope with challenging sea conditions which is why they are often used to rescue people from the water.

Recreational RIBs come in a variety of sizes and are trailerable up to 3.5 tons (in my country, Belgium) or 7,716 lb. Others weigh much more than that, are too wide and thus are no longer trailerable.

If you’re into buying a RIB, I have good news for you: out there is one especially for you. Find it! Pop your questions in our Facebook group. Get some idea of what used RIBs cost in RIBs ONLY Sales.

Let’s look at why owning a RIB is fun for the whole family.

Why Owning a RIB is Fun

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180 RIB Brands on RIBsONLY.com

180 RIB Brands on RIBsONLY.com @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
180 RIB Brands on RIBsONLY.com @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

Just when you thought you’ve seen all RIB brands, look again. There are now 180 RIB brands on RIBsONLY.com and I know there are more. If yours is missing just let me know!

AB, Aegean, AGAMarine, Agapi, Airhull, Airship, AirSolid, Albatro, AlphaBoat, Alunaut, Alunautic, Alusafe, AMF, Anvera, Aquaparx, Aresa, Argos, Armorix, Asis, Astec, Atlantic, Avila, Avon, BAE Systems, Barca Marine, Ballistic, Bayamo, Bear Grylls, Beluga, Bernico, BlackFin, Blue Spirit, Bombard, Boomeranger, Brig, BSC, Bura, BWA, Capelli, Chaser Yachts, Coach RIBs, Cobra, Dahl, Damen, Delta, Dulkan, Essential Marine, Explosion Marine, FabioBuzzi, Faethon, Falcon, Falkor, Fjordstart, Flexboat, FluggaBoats, Focchi, Fontanabros, Fost, Gala, Gemini, Goldfish, Grand, Habbeke, HBI Inflatables, Heaven, Highfield, Humber, Hunton, Hydromax, Hydrosport, Hysucat, Iguana, Impact, Impetus, Infanta, Innovocean, Ivela, Jean Sea, JokerBoat, JP RIBs, Levi RIBs, Linggadjati, Lomac, LTN, M-Ribs, Madera, Magazzu, Mar.CO, Marin, Marlin, Master, Meyer RIB, Miura, Motomarine, Motonautica Vesuviana, Mutiara, Naiad, Narwhal, Nethuns, Norsafe, NorthStar, Novamarine, Nuova Jolly, Ocean Craft Marine, Olympic, Oromarine, Osprey, Otech, Pacific, Palfinger, Parker, Pascoe, Patriot, Piranha, Pirelli, Plefsi, Polaris, ProMarine, Protector, Quinquari, R9 Renier, Rafale, Rafnar, Ranieri, RavenRib, Redbay, Revenger, Revolt, RIB Force, Ribco, Ribcraft, Ribeye, Ribquest, Ridas Yacht, Ring, Roughneck, Rupert, RUSS RIBs, Sacs, Salpa, Say, Scanner, Scorpion, Seafighter, Sealegs, Sealver, Seaquest, Searibs, Seven Marine, SFX, Shearwater, Sillinger, Skipper-BSK, Smuggler, Solemar, Sportis, Starmar, Stingher, Superonda, Technohull, Tiger Marine, Tigerwing, Titan Boats, Topline, Tornado, TP Marine, ufast, UFO, Valliant, VSR, Willard, Williams, Whitmarsh, X-craft, XS, Yellowfin, Zar, Zeta, Zodiac, Zumwalt

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Verschelling Assurantiën V.O.F.: a New Friend of RIBs ONLY

Meet Verschelling Insurances @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Verschelling Assurantiën V.O.F.: a New Friend of RIBs ONLY @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

Flemish – Dutch

Wat iedere RIBber nodig heeft, is een verzekeraar die weet wat RIBs zijn en wat we ermee kunnen doen. Met veel plezier introduceer ik je een nieuwe ‘Friend of RIBs ONLY’, nl. Verschelling Assurantiën. Graag laat ik het bedrijf zichzelf voorstellen aan jou. Wil je meer weten, contacteer Marc via de coördinaten hieronder.

Wij zijn een tussenpersoon gespecialiseerd in beroeps- en pleziervaartverzekeringen.

Sinds twee jaar zijn we ook sterk gegroeid in het verzekeren van  RHIB’s. Naast particulier gebruik, verzekeren wij ook RHIB’s die gebruikt worden voor onder andere passagiersvaart, offshore en rescue. In de markt van RHIB’s heeft Verschelling inmiddels veel expertise opgebouwd, waardoor we onze klanten optimaal kunnen adviseren over de juiste verzekering en dekkingen.

Vanuit onze Nederlandse vestiging bedienen wij onze klanten in Nederland, België en Duitsland.

Verschelling Assurantiën V.O.F.
KVK 74945920
Openingstijden kantoor: maandag t/m vrijdag van 08.30 uur tot 17.00 uur.
Telefonisch 24/7 bereikbaar.
Tel.: + 31 (0)113 296510
Mobiel: + 31 (0)6 14035176
E-mail: marc@verschelling.nl
Website: https://verschelling.nl/

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Over 1000 Well-Selected RIB Videos on RIBsONLY.com

Over 1000 Well-Selected RIB Videos on RIBsONLY.com @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Over 1000 Well-Selected RIB Videos on RIBsONLY.com @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

Ever since I started on May 1st 2017 with the new RIBsONLY.com my goal was to find and share great, interesting, fun … RIB videos. The reason is obvious: I love RIBs! For me there only two kind of boats: RIBs and other boats 😉 Now on New Year’s eve, I uploaded the 1001st RIB video. I hope you enjoy all of the RIB videos as much as I do!

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RIBs ONLY Facebook Group Outranks Apple in NPS

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RIBs ONLY Facebook Group Outranks Apple in NPS @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

On October 22th 2019 I launched a survey in the RIBs ONLY Facebook group. The goal was to get a Net Promoter Score. This tool aims to measure the loyalty that exists between a provider and a consumer. I was very curious to know how you would perceive our group.

Net Promoter Score is a number from -100 from 100. Scores higher than 0 are typically considered to be good and scores above 50 are considered to be excellent.

The question for you was:

Considering your complete experience with our RIBs ONLY Facebook group, how likely would you be to recommend it to a friend or colleague?
(10 is very likely, 0 is very unlikely)

I gathered the data and used an Excel template to calculate the score. The result is not a percentage, nor an average or median. In other words the higher the number the more satisfied the members are.

As Excel did its thing in microseconds, the NPS score turned out to be 82. I was pleasantly surprised because the NPS was beyond my imagination: NPS 82 … wow! Why is this such a fantastic score?

Well, Apple has a NPS of nearly 50 which is considered to be very good. I choose Apple as a benchmark because many of you visit our Facebook group and RIBsONLY.com by iPhone.

An NPS of 82 is very high because a lot of members gave our RIBs ONLY Facebook group a 10 on the question mentioned above. And more … RIBs ONLY has a lot of ambassadors, enthousiastic members that invite friends.

So RIBs ONLY outranks Apple, Microsoft, Google and many more in NPS. What a way to go!

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