This A10 RIB is the very first one. This RIB didn’t only caught my eyes but those of many visitors as well. It is not surprising. The 10 meter long aluminum body in combination with the open cockpit and red tubes are a treat for the eye. The finishing clearly is of a high level. The seams of welding are the work of specialists. Mark Muru, CEO of Alunaut (Estonia) and proud member of RIBs ONLY, said that this SAR RIB is the first in its series. Twin Mercury 350 Verados will be installed. Launch is scheduled for late April, early May 2019. RIBs ONLY is invited to be there. I will publish an article on this impressive RIB.
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.
What a sight to see: a road train of Gemini RIBs on Vanclaes trailers. Look at the details of those stainless steel trailers. Waterproof lights and the Gyro Roller System. Novi Marine provided the impressive Gemini RIBs.
Together they were spotted on the way to and from the departure of the Route du Rhum in France.
All the photos were provided by Novi Marine.
Road trip from Scotland to the South of France with a Vanclaes custom triple axle trailer equipped with gyro rollers and disk brakes. https://www.vanclaes.com/
Vanclaes offers an extensive range of Standard boat trailers that is affordable for everyone. In spite of the “standard” character of these Standard boat trailers, Vanclaes does offer its clients many unique technical and functional advantages, making it by far the best choice when you are looking to purchase a new boat trailer.
The standard extras that Vanclaes offers for its Basic boat trailers include: water-proof LED lights, scratch-free rollers, a chassis made entirely out of stainless steel. Since you do not have to remove a light bar, you can enter the water in record time.
I’ve posted some messages about the all new RIB Capelli Tempest 38 with renderings and brochure photos. This slideshow is about the very first Tempest 38 RIB in Belgium. I was invited to join the presentation of this big Capelli RIB at bruggemarinecenter.com. This is my impression. Enjoy!
The Düsseldorf Boat Show is always a great way to spend quality time. It was no different in 2018. After driving for two hours I entered the Walhalla of RIBs: hall 10. Say no more. Armed with my buddy, a Nikon D810 and my Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED I was ready to capture the things I like.
This 42 images slideshow shows my view on the RIBs on display. It is my impression and I hope you like it. It’s my walkaround so to speak. Forgive me if I didn’t capture the RIB you like.
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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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Recently a RIB enthusiast contacted me with the question if I had some pictures of the RIB he bought. I took a dive in my archives and found that during the Belgian Offshore Challenge 2006 this Osprey Lynx with inboard participated. The big RIB was delivered by Brugge Marine Center who is a friend of RIBs ONLY.
During that race I used my Nikon D90 with 6 megapixel on a DX chip. It was my third digital camera. Nowadays I use a Nikon D810 with 36 megapixel FX (full frame) and my Nikon D700 FX as backup.
On Facebook I run a community dedicated to the Belgian Offshore Challenge races. Pay us a visit and enjoy the ambiance.
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Anyone who rides the rough seas in a RIB knows the added value of shock mitigation seats. They reduce the risk of injury and make you less tired. There are many brands nowadays.
Ullman, a Sweden based company, is top of mind amongst many of my ribbing and powerboating friends. These seats are offered in 3 categories: jockey seats, bucket seats and bolster seats.
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Photos received from Ullman.
Osprey RIBs are known for their excellent behavior in rough waters. At least that is what I concluded after seeing them in action during races on our North Sea for many years.
If maintained well, they keep a good value in the second hand market. I know at least two with a great palmares. Ofcourse they are also suited to entertain family and friends. But make no mistake, once unleashed they surprise each and every owner in a very positive way.
This slideshow is based on the Osprey RIB collection of one of our RIBs ONLY friends: bruggemarinecenter.be in Belgium, the land of beer, chocolate, French fries and too many politicians. Enjoy! Pictures received from Brugge Marine Center.
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