The Fun Ballistic Family RIB Experience

Family RIB Experience

A Family RIB experience never lets you go. Ballistic RIBs uses this to strengthen their product focusing on leisure use. Here’s what they say about it.

“Explore a realm of unparalleled aquatic discovery with Ballistic RIBs.

Embark on aquatic escapades like no other, from the nimble LS48 to our standout XP80, our assortment is crafted for individuals desiring indelible escapades amidst the aquatic expanse.

Embrace the excitement, amusement, and shared instants that embody the Ballistic way of life.

Survey our collection and uncover why Ballistic RIBs stands as the supreme preference for family sojourns at sea.”

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The Ballistic Family RIB Experience @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Home
The family RIB experience

This video was published on the Ballistic RIBs YouTube channel

The 50-Knot Explorer Ballistic XP80 Sea Trial

Explorer Ballistic XP80 the Ultimate Adventure RIB?

Alex Smith from Motor Boat & Yachting takes a deep dive in the Rigid Inflatable Boat from Ballistic RIBs.

Ballistic Ribs has gained fame for its sea-going boats built to tackle South African waters.

The XP 80 stands out from traditional Ballistic models with its innovative design.

The RIB features a unique transom arrangement with a swim platform and low-level furniture, expanding deck space for leisure use.

It offers a convertible sun pad, spacious dining area, and a hidden berth for two.

The 50-Knot Explorer Ballistic XP80 berth @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Home
The Explorer Ballistic XP80 berth

The boat’s versatility extends to water sports, fishing, and storage options, including a paddleboard rack.

Powered by a Yamaha F300 engine, it reaches impressive speeds, of 50 knots but fuel efficiency varies with the cruising speed.

As an adventure RIB the model could do with a larger fuel tank. Check out more Ballistic RIB videos here.

This video was published on the Motor Boat & Yachting YouTube channel



How to Recover a RIB on a Trailer by Jon Mendez

Recover a RIB on a Trailer: Some Tips

The video provides instructions on how to recover a boat onto its trailer by Jon Mendez of Motor Boat & Yachting.

It emphasizes the importance of maintaining slow speed and control during the process.

Jon suggests aligning the boat straight on the trailer for easier recovery.

There are two options for driving the boat onto the trailer: driving it all the way onto the hitch or leaving a meter of distance and using a winch for the final bit.

Tide levels and proper positioning in the water are crucial factors.

Jon mentions the significance of clear hand signals and ensuring the trailer is in the water enough.

How to Recover a RIB on a Trailer by Jon Mendez @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
How to Recover a RIB on a Trailer by Jon Mendez

Then he shows the process of aligning the boat with the trailer and securing it using a winch and straps.

To conclude he discusses post-recovery tasks such as flushing the boat, cleaning the trailer, and checking straps before driving.

This video was published on the Motor Boat & Yachting YouTube channel. Filmed and edited by Richard Langdon (

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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.”

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Ballistic XP80 launch

This video was published in the Ballistic RIBs YouTube channel.

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