Ultimate Boats’ Impressive Deep V Hull Design

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Ultimate Boats deep-V hull design

The unique Ultimate Boats’ hull design by John Moxham promises the complete solution in demanding conditions.

Those who typically venture out in stormy waters should opt for a Rigid Inflatable Boat with a deep-V hull design as it is essential for them to being able to do their job properly and safely.

Deep V hulls offer smooth sailing in rough seas, as they can easily cut through waves and offer a stable ride.


Rigid Inflatable Boats with a deep V-shaped hull create less friction, meaning it can move through water faster and smoother.

The amount of deep V is measured in degrees as you can see in the photo below. The yellow line is the maximum to measure.

How to Buy a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
In practice, the deadrise angle defines the size of the dihedral angle of a hull,
which is the angle that is formed between the two sides of the hull.
© e-ribbing.com

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Cool Colour Schemes for Cobra Nautique 8.2m RIB

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Different schemes

Different colours are offered now by a lot of RIB brands. This one depicts the possibilities of the Cobra Nautique 8.2 m Rigid Inflatable Boat, a well-known British brand.

In 1988 the brand started as a family-owned and operated business and has been independent ever since.

When it comes to variations, Penel en Flipo are the Orca makers and suppliers, located in Belgium, Europe. I wrote an article about their product here.

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Penel & Flipo Orca® Retail colours

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Famous RIB Boat Show @ BMC 4 – 12 maart 2023

Famous RIB Boat Show @ BMC 4 - 12 maart 2023
@ Brugge Marine Center

Experience the world of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) at Brugge Marine Center’s RIB boat show from 4 to 12 March. Led by Kris Deraedt, explore their state-of-the-art selection of RIBs and discover why this type of boat has been growing in popularity.


As every year, they have an extensive range of stock models available in our showroom, where you can choose both recent used RIBs and beautiful demo models.

The Boat Show’s collection

This winter’s selection of offers is extensive and varied, featuring a great range of second-hand RIBs from popular brands like Technohull, additional new stock models from Salpa and more famous brands like Highfield amongst others.

You can choose between no less than 4 different engines as well: Yamaha, Mercury, Suzuki and Honda.

Their team is as always ready for you at any time.

RIBs ONLY will be at this boat show.

Proud to share that Brugge Marine Center (BMC) is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

RIB Boat show @ BMC 4 - 12 maart 2023
@ Brugge Marine Center

About BMC

On May 1st 1987 the Deraedt family, were able to take over the Brugge Marine Centre. The years that followed were not only dedicated to reorganisation but also to the development of a robust marketing plan and the search for new market segments.

For several years now, Brugge Marine Centre is also one of the most flexible, fastest growing companies of its kind.

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Sharrow MX™ Promo Video the Making of

The Sharrow Propeller™ is a true major revolution in propeller technology since the 1930s.

“Its design has solved the most basic problem of rotary propulsion.

Specifically, tip cavitation and vortices have been eliminated or significantly reduced, providing the following benefits over traditional propeller designs.”

Sounds fantastic but are you willing to pay $4,999 …

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Is a Sharrow™ Prop Your Solution to Going Faster, Further and Consuming Less?

It sounds like a fairy tale but if so than the Sharrow Propeller™ might be just the prop for you. This video explains the benefits in numbers and simulations during the presentation at the National Marine Propeller Association 2022 Annual Convention

These new props are for 150 – 450 hp outboards and sterndrives.

The props are CNC machined in the USA from premium quality stainless steel alloy and LAB finished to over 10 times the industry standard of accuracy to blueprint specifications. Company offices are headquartered in Detroit, MI.

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Revolutionary future of the propellor?

Each Sharrow MX™ comes with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty against any manufacturing flaws or defects and 1-year of our comprehensive Sharrow Care™ Protection Plan, which covers repair costs in the event of accidental damage to your propeller while in use on your boat.

That said, the cost per propellor is a whopping $4,999 …

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Enigma Powerboats New British RIB Brand

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Enigma Powerboats 38 ft RIB

We received a press release from Enigma Powerboats. It is a new British Powerboat Manufacturer. The renderings show a good-looking RIB. You’ll find the specs below.

The hull design with a triple ventilated step was created by naval architect Adam Younger. We all know then that it’s going to be a fast RIB with excellent behaviour. Petter Martens of Beserk Designs also joined the team for delivering a great RIB design. Both are members of RIBs ONLY.

So for their first RIB it looks very promising indeed.

Enigma launches a 38ft Super-RIB

After an extensive design and build programme, Enigma Powerboats Ltd. has launched its debut vessel, the Enigma 38. The first model has been produced as an open day boat, but the platform has been designed to be modular, with various configurations available.

“With the launch of the Enigma 38. we are moving Rigid Inflatable Boat design to a new level, with a huge focus on style. safety and usability. Inspired by super car aesthetics and quality, we have pushed beyond the boundaries of traditional super-rib design in all areas.

The Enigma 38 utilises an expansive 3.4m beam. allowing a diverse range of applications for a CAT-B offshore powerboat. capable of over 100mph. We are very excited to finally unveil the Enigma 38 and will shortly be commencing sea trial demonstrations.”- Debbie Hood, CEO

Contact Information: Enigma Powerboats Ltd., Debbie Hood, +44 7792 163487, debbie@enigmapowerboats.com, enigmapowerboats.com, Trafalgar Wharf, Portsmouth PO6 4PX.

All Enigma Powerboats include lifetime Anti Rot Guarantees. Check out more good looking renderings and the specs.

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Highfield Sport 660 New

This new 2023 model is the mid-sized family rib from Highfield. It has plenty of space and is lightweight to handle because recyclable aluminium is the main ingredient of this rigid inflatable boat (RIB).


Overall Length652 cm / 21’4″
Internal Length475 cm / 15’7″
Overall Width259 cm / 8’6″
Dead Rise26°
Tube Diameter58 cm / 23″
Number Of Air Chambers6
Maximum Load1,287 kg / 2,837 lbs
Maximum People13
Boat Weight740 kg / 1,631 lbs
Maximum Power200 hp
Engine ShaftXL
Fuel Tank140 l
Design CategoryC

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Meet Highfield at the METSTRADE 2022

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2022 Highfield

Highfield Boats invites you on stand 02.139 at METSTRADE next week, 15-16-17 November 2022.

You’ll meet Steve Harrison (European Brand Manager), Stefanie Sun (Sales Manager), Mathilde Delfour (Managing Director Europe) and Julien Carussi (CEO).

If you’re not familiar with the brand, check out these videos.

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

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Orca® Retail European Partner Repairers


Orca® Retail has more than 100 partners all over Europe and the UK.

The company is a leading provider of RIB tube material for the RIB boating industry, with an extensive and diverse range of products to repair, replace, maintain or customize your precious RIB.

Tube Fabrics

CSM neoprene fabrics, glue and hardener, maintenance products and flexible tanks (clean water, grey water, fuel) are some of their available products.

Each of the six tube fabrics has its specific use as you can read when clicking on “Fabrics” on their top menu. Even if you’re not a repairer, it broadens your perspective on tube material.

Meet the team

Take a peek on their website and/or meet them during the Metstrade in Amsterdam from 15 to 17 november 2022 (Hall 1, booth n°850).

Very proud to share that Orca® Retail is a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

Orca Retail Partner Repairers @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Orca® Retail Partner Repairers
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