Route du Rhum Sublime Zodiac Pro Open 650 & 750

For the Route du Rhum, a memorable event, the French well-known Zodiac company crafted an exceptional collection of sixteen Pro Open 650 and four Pro 750 RIBs.

These Rigid Inflatable Boats were utilised effectively to safeguard the starting area.

In partnership with Suzuki Marine (an official partner of the event), the Pro Open 650s are equipped with white TGX 150hp outboard engines. They came turnkey with a Nautilus trailer, a GPS unit, and safety equipment.

The Zodiac Pro 750s are almost identical in design, however there is one key difference. One is powered by a robust and reliable Suzuki 250hp APX engine and boasts a more advanced GPS unit with enhanced capabilities to provide the ultimate navigation experience.

I published another version of the Open 650 should you be interested.

These special editions of ‘collectors’ items have been selling unbelievably fast! Unless they are taken off the shelves, many Route du Rhum models were sold before the boat show by various dealers.

Zodiac Pro Open 650 & 750 Route du Rhum @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Zodiac Pro Open 650 and 750 Route du Rhum

About Route du Rhum

The yearly event is one of the most challenging races for sail boats cross the Atlantic Ocean in several classes.

More info about the first Route du Rhum that started in 1978 on the 5th of November at Saint-Malo.

The Olimp M-46 High Speed Cool Interceptor Special Ops

This 14 meter Interceptor Olimp M-46 open RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) has a lot of deck space.

The M-46 is a new, high-speed interceptor boat from Croatia. It features a stepped hull and an innovative stern tooth for improved regulation of the front part of the boat.

The purpose of this is to enable special forces such as navy squads, anti-terrorism groups, and the police to undertake shock operations across a large coast region extending up to 400 nautical miles, as well as tactical maneuvers till up 250 nautical miles.

Olimp M-46 Technology

What is a stepped hull?

The amazing technology created by Brodarski Institute LLC is remarkable. They are the Experts in Maritime Science, Naval Architecture and Advanced Technologies.

It was tested extensively in the Mediterranean Sea, staying out at sea for over 2 years and going through all kinds of weather and sea conditions.

There is also a cabin version of this Olimp M-46 that looks even more impressive!

High speed interceptor Olimp M-46 @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
High speed interceptor

Video on the Ulmann Dynamics YouTube channel.

So proud to share that Ullman Dynamics is a good Friend of RIBs ONLY.

Awesome Raid Turquoise in Capelli and Sillinger RIBs

This video tells us the story of the Raid Turquoise … the name says it all!

This high-pitched video is a documentary-style video about the Turquoise Raid, a boating event that took place in stunning locations.

It covers the history of the event, which started in 1998 and was a popular gathering for boaters, adventurers and athletes alike.

The video features interviews with past participants, who share their experiences of the Turquoise Raid and the challenges they faced during the heavy-demanding multi-day journey.

Sillinger and Capelli Rigid Inflatable Boats were provided to the teams. The main sponsor was Rubson.

Raid Turquoise particiapants @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Raid Turquoise participants overview

This documentary also showcases the stunning scenery during the Raid Turquoise.

Overall, the video highlights the sense of adventure and camaraderie that the Turquoise Raid offers its participants, as well as the importance of respecting the natural environment and safety guidelines while on the water.

The video is published on the Cantieri Capelli YouTube channel.

Cantieri Capelli – We Are Working Top-Notch for You


Every company has its own way to present itself. This is about the Italian based wharf Cantieri Capelli shown in 2017.

It is a promotional video showcasing the company’s boat building process and highlighting the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into each RIB (in this case). I’ve published some extra Capelli videos here for your to enjoy.

The video begins by showing the construction of the RIB’s hull, which is made using a unique vacuum infusion process that ensures a strong structure. The hull is the most important part of the Rigid Inflatable Boat.

The video then moves on to showcase the interior and exterior design of the boat, which is customizable to the customer’s specifications which is also the case with other brands of course.

The attention to detail in the design and construction process at the Cantieri Capelli is highlighted, with a focus on creating a boat that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Cantieri Capelli’s Commitment

Throughout the video, the Cantieri Capelli shipyard emphasizes its commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, with a team of skilled craftsmen and technicians working diligently to ensure that each boat is built to the highest standards.

It also showcases the company’s state-of-the-art facilities, including its testing tank and design studio.

The video provides a glimpse into the world of Cantieri Capelli and the care and craftsmanship that goes into each boat they build.

Cantieri Capelli RIB ready to go @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Capelli RIB ready to go to the customer

Sealegs Amphibious Vessel Impressive Training with Pete Bethune

In the video “Sealegs Amphibious Vessel Training with Pete Bethune”, adventurer and conservationist Pete Bethune demonstrates how to operate a Sealegs amphibious Rigid Inflatable Boat. The Sealegs is a RIB that can transform into a land vehicle, allowing it to easily navigate between water and land.

Bethune begins by showing the various features of the Sealegs, including the retractable wheels, the hydraulic system that lowers and raises the wheels, and the joystick control for maneuvering the vessel. He then takes the Sealegs for a spin on both land and water, showcasing its versatility and ease of use.

Throughout the video, Bethune emphasizes the importance of safety and responsible operation of the Sealegs. He discusses the need to wear life jackets, follow local laws and regulations, and be mindful of the environment when operating the vessel.

Overall, the video provides a comprehensive introduction to the Sealegs amphibious vessel and highlights its potential as a tool for exploration, conservation, and recreation.

You can enjoy more Sealegs videos here.

Sealegs Amphibious Vessel Training with Pete Bethune @ RIBs ONLY - Home of the Rigid Inflatable Boat
Sealegs Amphibious Vessel Training with Pete Bethune
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