RNLI – Float to Live – Dave and Brian’s Story

Do you know which five-letter word could save your life? Float.

When fishermen Dave and Brian fell into the water by a wave that hit the boat from behind, this five-letter word helped save their lives.

And this is why you and all your passengers always should wear lifejackets to help you and them to keep afloat.

I want to express my absolute respect for the RNLI that went out that night to save both men and getting them home alive.

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Driving an Electric RS Pulse 63

At the recent South Coast Boat Show, Motor Boat & Yachting editor Hugo Andreae took a test drive of the RS Pulse 63, the first electric RIB he’s been aboard.

Should you be interested, I’ve posted earlier news about the RS Pulse 63 with a view on the battery storage.

The video in this post shows the actual drive and experiences.


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Highfield 800 Sport and Yamaha 300 V6

In this video Tom Montgomery-Swan of Powerboat and RIB takes a look over the Sport model from Highfield.

The 800 on display at the Palma Boat Show 2022 features a Yamaha 300 V6 and a lot of design elements.

Check out this quick boat tour to give you an idea of what the Sport range is all about. Looking for more Highfield videos? You can watch them right now wherever you are.

Proud to share that Highfield is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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The Worlds Fastest Hybrid RIB Clocks at 104.2 Knots – It’s a Bernico!

It’s been rumoured for some time but now it’s gone public.

The Worlds Fastest Hybrid RIB clocks at 104.2 Knots. It’s a Bernico International! CEO and owner is the Belgian Nico Bertels, a well-known boat builder and race pilot with a fantastic palmares.

He won many (!) titles and his son Buby is following in his footsteps.

He sells boats that are well-liked all around the world, and have won lots of awards. One of his biggest secrets is the shape of the hull, the most important part of any boat.

It took the company 4 years to build this head-turning full carbon Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). Jon Olssen (S) is the lucky owner of this military looking unique RIB called “c’est normal”.

The actual ride is the next video so stay tuned.

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Overview Novamarine RH1000 Innovative RIB

This 9.95 meter Italian built Novamarine’s Rhesus 1000 is another model that shows the innovation of the brand.

What is immediately noticeable, apart from its length, is without a doubt how wide this almost 10 m long RIB is.

“It offers top-of-the-line performance and a wide space that can be customized to suit the buyer’s needs.”

It’s little brother is the RH800.

Novamarine mainly built for the B2B market (business to business), but also focuses on the pleasure craft market.

The larger models up to the 22 m flag ship no longer have tubes and are therefore not RIBs.

You’ll find lots of very good photos via this link (it’s a PDF).

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The Amazing Cox Powertrain CXO300 Performance

According to Berthon this Cox Powertrain CXO300 has many advantages.

It offers an impressive 60% more torque, 3 times longer life span and 25% better fuel economy, than an equivalent petrol 4 stroke outboard.

This particular diesel outboard engine is sustainable, innovative, and eco-friendly. The design is aimed at maximizing speed.

Proud to share that GEMINI is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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GEMINI WR880 – Jersey Lifeboat Association by Berthon RIBs

First sea trial for the custom-built rescue RIB by Berthon for the Jersey Lifeboat Association, Juli 2021. Achieving a speed of 50+ knots.

On the water, these stepped-volume monohull RIBs are unsurpassed for soft ride, dryness, safe predictable handling and the feeling of invincibility.

Check out more Gemini videos here on

Proud to share that GEMINI is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

Spec of the ‘regular” GEMINI WR880

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How To Properly Inflate Your RIB

For our new members that are looking to buy a RIB.

Check out this tips and tricks video, where this American BRIG dealer tells us what the proper way is to inflate a BRIG RIB’s ORCA Hypalon tubes using a standard foot pump.

Ensuring that the pressure in your BRIG’s Hypalon tubes is properly maintained is crucial for the safety and performance of your RIB.

Want to see more BRIG RIBs, here’s what you need.

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M-Class Promotional Video 2022 – Ultimate Boats

Whether it be rapid deployment, troop transport, clandestine operations or rescue missions the Multi-Mission RIB Boat by Ultimate Boats is the next generation of military RIB.

Offering police and military personnel the speed, power and protection necessary for the highest demanding tasks.

Celebrating the future of human-centric experiences and innovative technology, the Multi-Mission is freedom in motion.

Stimulating and safe, with uncompromising quality and a sleek design, Marine Forces can rely heavily on the support of our Moxham hull for incredible hold & stability during any high-speed pursuit.

M-Class Promotional Video 2022 Ultimate Boats Moxham @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
John Moxham designed the new hull for Ultimate Boats

The M-Class patrol RIBs offer exceptional safety and comfort in the roughest conditions. Giving protection no matter what the mission.

Proud to share that Ultimate Boats is a Friend of RIBs ONLY.

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