For an article on RIBs smaller than 4 meter worldwide, I thought ChatGPT could be of some assistance. If you’re not familiar with this conversational AI-tool, check out this page.
While the trend in the world of fantastic Rigid Inflatable Boats is leaning towards larger sizes, the “smaller” ones remain necessary, making entry into this world more accessible.
So 4 meter was my parameter number 1.
Will ChatGPT help me to provide a full list of RIBs smaller than 4 meters (great video by the way).
I started with a lot of enthusiasm and ran my query multiple times, adapting it to get the desired result.
I noticed that it was a mix of brands that differed from each other to a lesser extent. So I began to worry about the precision of the ChatGPT neural network even in this stadium.
Only when I pointed out that some information was incorrect did the tool excuse itself and provided more accurate information about RIBs smaller than 4 meter. That was awesome.
So I still had to “correct” the items in the list and added the links myself.
I learned that the formulation of the question must be very clear to get what you want. It’s like working with software developers.
It certainly wasn’t all doom and gloom; I really enjoy(ed) working with ChatGPT, albeit with some nuances in the answers. Privacy, safety, and copyright are certainly things to be aware of!
I really liked being able to have a conversation to delve deeper into the subject matter of RIBs smaller than 4 meter. This concept motivated me to keep going and achieve better results; in contrast to Google, for example.
That said, below is a 10-item list of RIBs smaller than 4 meter of worldwide brands.
RIBs Smaller Than 4 Meter Worldwide
- AB Inflatables (Columbia) – AB Rider
AB Inflatables is a Columbian-based company since 1969 that has been manufacturing inflatable boats for over 50 years. Their AB Rider is a compact RIB that measures 3.2 meters in length and can accommodate up to 4 passengers.
- Apex Inflatables (USA) – A-8
Apex Inflatables is an early 80s US-based company that specializes in the production of inflatable boats. Their A-8 model is a 2.44 meter long RIB that is designed for use as a tender or for short trips.
- Avon Marine (France) – was the Seasport 320 Deluxe
Avon Marine is a French company that is now part of the Zodiac Nautic Group. Their Seasport 320 Deluxe was a 3.2 meter RIB that features a deep-V hull and can be equipped with a range of engines up to 20 hp which in my opnion is a bit overpowered.
- Brig (Ukraine) – Falcon T300
Brig is a Ukrainian company that has been manufacturing inflatable boats since 1992. Their Falcon T300 is a 2.9 meter RIB that is designed for use as a tender or for recreational use. They offer 3 more RIBs under 4 meter length.
- Capelli Tempest – Tempest 275
Capelli Tempest is a popular brand known for their high-quality RIBs for recreational and commercial use. Their Tempest 275 model is a 2.7 meter RIB designed for use as a tender or for small fishing trips.
- Highfield Boats (China) – Classic 260
Highfield Boats is a Chinese company under European management that produces a range of RIBs for both commercial and recreational use. Their Classic 260 model is a 2.6 meter RIB that features a lightweight aluminum hull and can accommodate up to 4 passengers. In this series there are 6 models that fit into the under-4-meter range.
- Mercury Marine (USA) – Ocean Runner 290
Mercury Marine is a US-based company that produces a range of boats, including inflatable RIBs. Their Ocean Runner 290 is a 2.9 meter RIB that is designed for use as a tender or for recreational use. All links on the website however point to the 460. They also have a 340 model.
- Quicksilver (USA) – ALU RIB 270
Quicksilver is a US-based company that produces a range of boats, including RIBs. They are part of Brunswick Corporation. Their ALU RIB 270 is a 2.7 meter RIB that is designed for use as a tender or for recreational use. They have more RIB models up to 3.8 meter.
- Zodiac Nautic (France) – Cadet Alu 270
Zodiac Nautic is a French company that has been manufacturing inflatable boats since the 1930s. Their Cadet range goes from 270 to 350 and are designed for use as a tender or for recreational use.
- ZAR Formenti (Italy) – RIB 8 DL
ZAR Formenti is an Italian company established in 1979 that produces a range of RIBs for both commercial and recreational use. Their smallest RIB is a 2.4 meter RIB that features a deep-V hull.. They offer a generous 8 models shorten than 4 meter.
There you have it. I hope this was useful to you in your quest to look for RIBs smaller than 4 meter.