Explorer Ballistic XP80 the Ultimate Adventure RIB?
Ballistic Ribs has gained fame for its sea-going boats built to tackle South African waters.
The XP 80 stands out from traditional Ballistic models with its innovative design.
The RIB features a unique transom arrangement with a swim platform and low-level furniture, expanding deck space for leisure use.
It offers a convertible sun pad, spacious dining area, and a hidden berth for two.
The boat’s versatility extends to water sports, fishing, and storage options, including a paddleboard rack.
Powered by a Yamaha F300 engine, it reaches impressive speeds, of 50 knots but fuel efficiency varies with the cruising speed.
As an adventure RIB the model could do with a larger fuel tank. Check out more Ballistic RIB videos here.
This video was published on the Motor Boat & Yachting YouTube channel
|Overall length||8 m|
|Overall beam||2.5 m|
|Internal beam||1.52 m|
|Tube diameter||460 mm|
|No. of chambers||5|
|Maximum hp||400 hp|
|Fuel tank||225 l|
|Weight (inc. trailer)||2,600 kg|
|Top speed on test||48 knots|
|Fuel consumption @ 20 knots||29 l/h|
|Range @ 20 knots||124 nm|
|Noise: level @ 20 knots||90.5 d(B)A|
|Price as tested:||£ 157,637 (inc. VAT, 2023 June))|