How to Launch Your RIB From a Trailer by Jon Mendez

Launch Your RIB Without Stress

Looking to make slipway work a hassle-free experience while out on the water?

Boating enthusiast and instructor Jon Mendez shares his comprehensive guide on how to successfully launch your boat from a trailer, taking away the stress associated with this task.

His guide covers all of the essential steps you need to take in order to ensure that your boat is safely launched and ready for your next adventure.


Ballistic XP80 Impresses

All New Ballistic XP80

According to the UK-based Ballistic RIB brand, their new XP80 is a groundbreaking new model .

This 8-metre Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) features a hidden head (toilet) in the centre console, an entertainment area, and a luxurious sun bed at the rear.

The T-top structure is designed to carry some stuff for many activities in the water.

The Ballistic XP80 in this video is powered by a 300 hp Yamaha outboard giving it speeds up to 50 knots.

“We’re thrilled to launch the XP80,” said Ballistic Sales Director, Tom Sanderson.

“This is a truly innovative design that will change the way people think about RIBs. Whether you’re an avid adventurer, a commercial operator, or just looking for a fun and comfortable way to explore the water, the XP80 has something for everyone.”

If you’re interested to see more well-selected videos of Ballistic RBs, just click here.

Ballistic XP80 launch @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Ballistic XP80 launch

This video was published in the Ballistic RIBs YouTube channel.

Proud to share that Vanclaes Trailers is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.



Ballistic 12.5 m RIB by Ben Rogerson Yacht Design

Ballistic 12.5 m RIB by Ben Rogerson Yacht Design @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat - Credit: @waterlineagency
Credit: @waterlineagency

I always like to know who the designer is behind the RIB. After all, they make it happen for us by creating a great hull to weather many seas and make sure that you have all you need on and below deck.

The 12.5 m Ballistic RIB is an older realization of Ben Rogerson Yacht Design, but still it’s a great sight to see.

This big Ballistic RIB is designed for maximum adventure to explore the coasts and go on quests with friends and family.

This RIB has 2 cabins, 2 seating areas, an aft sun lounging pad and plenty of power with the twin Yamaha 425 XTO outboards.

More information on this RIB and their design process on the project’s web page. It’s absolutely worth a visit!


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