RIBbing for Arctic – 1 Unbelievable Trailer!

This trailer is beautifully edited with drone footage, great ambient sounds and atmospheric music. The RIB is a Seafighter powered by two 350 Suzukis.

“It’s not just the many miles we had to cover or the long passes we had to cross.

It’s the extreme temperatures we would encounter, the icebergs we had to navigate between, the thick fog that often covers everything in these latitudes and you can’t even see your bow.

The moving sheets of ice that usually cover a large area, are quickly transported by the wind.

The strong magnetic fields render conventional compasses completely useless since their deviation exceeds 50%.”

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RIBbing for Artic – Crew and Videos

RIBbing for Artic - Crew and Videos @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
RIBbing for Artic - Crew and Videos @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat

I would like to invite you to checkout the videos of the epic expedition: RIBbing for Artic from our Greek friends. Take some time off and be part of the great team lead by Thomas Panagiotopoulos, a friend of RIBs ONLY.

Meet the crew of this breath-taking adventure using a Suzuki powered Seafighter Y36.

The design of the cabin and its deck was perfectly adapted to their needs, offering a high level of ergonomics and functionality.

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RIBbing for Arctic – JOTUN Greensteps

The expedition “RIBbing for Artic” will start in July until August 2022. The purpose of this mission is to raise awareness of climate change. It really is a huge challenge.

It is not Thomas Panagiotopoulos‘ first adventure. He has a lot of RIB driving experience in many conditions. He also managed the trip from Greece to the Azores, a stretch of 3,500 nautical miles.

RIBs ONLY wishes the team a successful expedition and a safe return.

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From our Greek Friends … keep Ribbing!

E-Ribbing is an international website with significant and timeless themes that focuses exclusively on the rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and anything related to them, such as articles on outboard engines and propellers, equipment and proper boat set-ups, RIB tests and of course trips.

The team at E-Ribbing is made up of highly regarded personalities within the marine field and nautical press from Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, all of whom are specialized in inflatable boats, outboard engines, and long trips.

Enjoy the many videos of these fascinating Rigid Inflatables Boats (RIBs).

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Mercury Powered Seafighter Τ30 RIB

The Seafighter T30 RIB, wins the impressions, raising the bar in the 9-meter open category.

It has a perfectly welcoming and functional deck, suitable for long trips and enjoyable excursions.

It was designed for the needs of use in the demanding seas of the Aegean, combining high quality cruising but also “attractive” design.

The high performance hull of the T30 is of the same philosophy as the aesthetics of the boat.

The deck has a large center console, spacious wc, comfortable sofas in the bow and stern and sun loungers.

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Hydrotab’s New Composite 300SR Trim Tabs

Getting on plane with the 300SR trim tabs activation. The RIB was standing on plane at slower speed, keeping its bow clearly lower without even increasing fuel consumption significantly.

Lowering the trim tabs by 50%, we measured 3 seconds less time of planning with the minimum raise of the bow on starting.

Then we focused on our recordings in low cruise speeds with which we will usually travel most hours of the day. Keeping the engine trim constant at 40%, we started experimenting with the position of the vertical 300SR trim tabs.

It was obvious that when the trim tabs were completely pulled up, the bow insisted on standing very high and in no case could we have a decent cruise in the area of 15 to 25 knots.

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RIBbing For Arctic – Save Our Planet

For the last two years we have been working very hard to make real another feat that is about to take place in the summer of 2022.

It is a truly great journey, most of which will take place within the Arctic Circle. We will navigate on the wake of Vikings and great 18th-century explorers who dedicated their lives to discover the shortest passage to the Pacific Ocean.

In more detail, we will attempt to navigate the North Atlantic Ocean in order to reach the west coast of Greenland and afterwards try to cross the legendary North West Passage.

The Northwest Passage is the sea route, approximately 5,780 kilometers, located north of Canada and Alaska, linking the Atlantic with the Pacific Ocean.

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New RIB Y36 by Seafighter

The 11-meter Seafighter Y36 was designed and built as an anniversary, premium model on the successful One Cabin.

It offers absolute comfort at sea, excellent performance and stable cruising, enhancing the mood for offshore travel, even in difficult weather conditions!

Available with a complete package of equipment combined with a different and special design with the creativity and quality of construction that characterizes the Seafighter Rib.

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