Thunderstorm – Costas Paracos’ Impressive RIB Built

In the RIBs ONLY Facebook group member Costas Paracos, shared in a video the story of his home-built RIB, Thunderstorm.

Building your own RIB is quite a challenge. The images show the different stages.

The vented RIB has a 200 hp Mercury Optimax outboard and reaches speeds in excess of 60 knots. It’s fuel economy is 0.7 – 0.8l/NM at cruise speeds with light load.

Dimensions are: length 6 m, width 2.27 m, weight 650 kg (without engine, battery, equipment, liquids etc).

Congratulations Costas for doing such a great job!

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