But often it comes down to the same thing: comfort on board with the necessary “facilities” is the only thing that seems to count.
Too often that is the main selling point from the dealer especially for potential customers new to the boating world. Stating that the customer is not interested in more technical stuff is underestimating him.
I cannot stress enough that the hull is the most important part of any RIB, any boat and has to meet your expectations as good as possible. See here how the Gemini WR880 hull is being build.
In the responses of my anonymous survey on how long a RIB lasts (take it as well if you want),
I’ve sadly had to read disappointments about the RIB bought like “It was not what I expected it to be” and “I wouldn’t recommend it” and “No, I will not buy it again”
The reasons for this expensive bummer can be many things of course. But somewhere on the line information was not clearly specified enough by the customer or the dealer.
Every naval architect will tell you that every hull has its own purpose. Therefore in advance define your purpose very clear.
A day of prop testing on a Croatian built superRIB 30 carbon open. The RIB is built using a vacuum infused carbon hull. With twin 450R Mercury outboards they reached 62 knots. Look at that digital speed gauge going…
The hull was created by the well-known Croatian naval architect Srđan Đaković, who has super yachts, sail and traditional boats in his portfolio.