Writing the article ‘How to buy a RIB‘, I mentioned that the hull is the most important part of the RIB. It defines the RIB.
So what makes a good hull?
I found it of interest to you to hear the experts on this matter. So I contacted a top RIB hull designer to tell us more on this subject.
- What makes a great planing hull?
- What is the function of the horizontal “ribs” on the hull?
- What is the importance of the “dead rise”?
- How do you test the hull?
- Steps or no steps: what is the main difference?
- Foils on a RIB: what is your opinion?
- Which hull is your biggest success?
- Anything you want to share with our RIBs ONLY members?
The first architect I contacted was Alexandros Stavroulakis. Alex is a Greek Naval Architect, R&D Director and co-owner of Skipper-BSK, a Greek RIB shipyard.
BSK Marine is a company that has years experience in vessel constructing and her rapid progress creates a remarkable history and makes Skipper boats synonymous to quality and seaworthiness.
Designing a Skipper Boat is a new challenge every time. Having studied naval architecture and industrial design and also being working in the boat industry from an early age, he knows each detail and every step of the boat construction from the inside to the outside and has the ability to make a supreme design from inside out.Read more >>> Read More
Full review of the new BSK Marine 4X 90 performance rib. By Maurizio Bulleri – The Boat ShowRead More
Thank you Alexandros Stavroulakis, from AS Designs for these great photos of the Skipper BSK Desire 120 Tender. It will be shown at Düsseldorf 2019.Read More
This RIB is nearly 10 meters in length and has 4 steps. The V-hull has a dead rise of 24°. With 2 x 300 hp a speed of 65 knots can be achieved. Without engines nor trailer you have 1620 Kg to spare if you want to take it on the road. This luxury version offers a bow cabin, electric toilet with a washbasin, berths for 2 and a small kitchen with fridge. The slideshow are renderings and when I was in Düsseldorf 2018 designer Alexandros Stavroulakis informed me that the molds were in the making and that int the summer of 2018 the RIB should be ready. By the way, you can opt for a carbon/kevlar construction. Renderings by Skipper BSK.
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