BIG RIBs Nothing New
Many years ago we only saw large RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats) from Heaven (80 ft), Opera (60 ft) and Zodiac with its famous Amphitrite (60 ft) for Jacques Cousteau.
Nowadays 35-footers and much bigger no longer are exceptions. Many RIB designers and builders design more and more big hulls.
Ranieri Cayman 45
The largest RIB ever built by the Ranieri shipyard, is this 14 meter Rigid Inflatable Boat called Cayman 45.0 Cruiser.
The triple rig of Mercury 450 Racing’s puts out some immense 1,350 horsepower that all need to drink. The steerings comes with the joystick system and Active Trim.
The carbon hard-top on this Ranieri Cayman 45 comes standard.
There is plenty of room to sleep with these nice bedrooms: there are two separate areas for four people in total, plus a toilet compartment with a shower.
The Suzuki DF350A belongs to the GEKI series, which in Japanese means “a power capable of harmonizing the power of nature and the sea”.
Equipped with a powerful 4,390cc DOHC 6-cylinder engine with an impressive 350 hp and a compression ratio of 12.0:1 – the highest for mass-produced outboards.
Review of the Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Review Cayman Sport Touring 26, built in Italy by Ranieri International.
Review of the Cayman Sport Touring 23, a RIB built in Italy by Ranieri International. You can enjoy more videos of this brand here.
A selection of what are, for us (Nauta Channel), the best 2021 proposals in terms of RIBs between 10 and 13 meters.