Dec 21, 2012
Classic Mark II
Rigid-hulled Inflatable Boats are designed with hydroplaning hulls. Due to their low weight, RIBs often outperform some types of similarly sized and powered boats.
RIBs can also generally cope better with rougher seas, although this may be partially due to an increased level of confidence in knowing that a RIB is hard to sink, and better absorption of heavy loads by the flexible tubes, which therefore make heavy seas less unpleasant.
The maximum speed of the RIB depends on its gross weight, power, length and profile of hull, and sea conditions. A typical seaborne 6-metre (19 ft 8 in) RIB, with six passengers, 110 horsepower (82 kW) engines is very likely to have a top speed of around 30 knots (56 km/h).
|Length||13 feet 9 inches (inside width 9 feet 8 inches)|
|Beam||6 feet (inside width 3 feet)|
|Max Capacity||1852 lbs|
|Top Speed||30 knots (34 mph)|
|Cruising Speed||25 knots (29 mph)|