1,500 Posts with 1,400 videos on

A small celebration is at its place. I posted 1,500 posts on since it went live on May 1st 2017. Of these 1,500 posts 94% are well selected RIB videos I thought might be of interest to you.

I thank every member that enjoys our Facebook group as well. We have at the moment 13,407 members and the group is still growing.

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The Making of GEMINI WR880 RIB – A RIBs ONLY Exclusive!


The making of a GEMINI WR880 RIB – A RIBs ONLY Exclusive!

Amongst the many RIB brands, GEMINI is positioned as a commercial RIB. These heavy duty RIBS are built in Cape Town, South Africa, sinds 1979. They’re built to last. So is this RIB GEMINI WR880.

Gemini Marine has been the sole provider to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) of South Africa for rescue craft from 4 meter to 8.5 meter Cabin class operating along the rugged South African coastline since 1984.

Gerhard Neethling, Global Sales & Marketing at GEMINI

RIBs ONLY got an exclusive look behind the scenes how the RIB GEMINI WR880 is built (look here at the finished RIB). Some steps in the process have been omitted for trade secret reasons. This is not strange.

As a nautical journalist, I visited several shipyards. In every company I was not allowed to photograph or write about certain things for the same reason.

Many thanks go to:

  • GEMINI Marine’s Tech Director & Founder Jeff Stephens
  • Gerhard Neethling, Global Sales & Marketing
  • Henning Blaauw, Chief Operations Officer
  • And also to all the other employees for doing such a great job!

RIBs ONLY also wants to thank Arjen Maan, Company Director of novi marine in the Netherlands, importer and distributor of GEMINI RIBs.

After reading this article if you’re interested in buying a RIB that suits your needs, let this article inspire you.

I hope you enjoy this well documented article of how a RIB GEMINI WR880 is built. Here we go!

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180 RIB Brands on

Just when you thought you’ve seen all RIB brands, look again. There are now 180 RIB brands on 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, 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

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. Al de vaaractiviteiten en de RIB van onze vzw Varen voor Autisme gaan verzekerd worden door dit bedrijf.

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


What every RIBber needs is an insurer who knows what RIBs are and what we can do with them. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you a new ‘Friend of RIBs ONLY’, namely Verschelling Assurantiën. The company presents itself to you. If you want to know more, contact Marc via the coordinates below. All RIBbing activities and the RIB from our npo Boating for Autisme will be insured by this company.

We are an intermediary specialized in professional and pleasure boat insurance.
Since two years we have also grown strongly in insuring RHIBs. In addition to private use, we also insure RHIBs that are used for, among other things, passenger shipping, offshore and rescue. Verschelling has now gained a great deal of expertise in the RHIBs market, so that we can optimally advise our customers about the right insurance and coverage.

From our Dutch location we serve our customers in The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.

Verschelling Assurantiën V.O.F.
Chamber of Commerce 74945920
Office opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8.30 am to 5 pm.
Available by phone 24/7.
Tel .: + 31 (0) 113 296510
Mobile: + 31 (0) 6 14035176

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Over 1000 Well-Selected RIB Videos on

Ever since I started on May 1st 2017 with the new 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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