Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB Boats)

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The RIB boats (Rigid Inflatable Boats), also known as an RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat), are famous for their high performance and capacity. The group of Atlantic college students in Sought Wales with Admiral Desmond Hoare, as the head of the school, made the rib craft in 1964. It immediately gained popularity through a combination of its strongness and reliable design.

Rigid Inflatables multi-use design attracts anglers, hunters, adventurers, Coast Guard personnel and is still the best choice for the military and navy, and operate as diving boats or tender for larger boats. The completed boat consists of a rigid hull bottom joined to side-forming cylinders inflated with high-pressure air for increased rigidity. cylinders can be made from Hypalon, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or Polyurethane. RIB is designed to work on nearly any kind of water.

RIB standard features combine the best of both worlds: the added buoyancy of their cylinders, and their rigid hulls, which support a comfortable, safe and faster ride, whether in choppy harbour waters or offshore shaped seas.

The rigidity of RIBs makes them more stable than inflatable boats. The hull provides additional stability, which helps it to cope with rougher seas better than inflatable boats. However, this may be partially due to an increased confidence level in knowing that a rigid inflatable boat is hard to sink and better absorption of heavy loads by the flexible cylinders, making heavy seas less unpleasant.

The Advantages of Rigid Inflatable Boats

There’s a lot to consider if talking about the advantages of rigid hull inflatable boats. These boats are very simple to transport, use and store through simple construction and lightweight materials. RIBs are designed with planing hulls. Due to their low weight, RIBs often outperform some types of similarly sized and powered boats. Their low weight also makes them great for transporting goods over long distances.

RIB models are very reliable and can last up to 20 years or more, depending on the quality of assembly and fabric. It is not to mention the economically advantageous factors (thanks to RIBs weight) such as higher engine performance with lower horsepower. These inflatable boats can deliver you places where other motorboats can’t get, for example, if you need to go through shallow water.

Navigator Inflatable Boats offer a selection of high-quality Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats in Canada. Reinforced fibreglass “Deep V” shaped bottom Boat or Seaworthiness, whatever you like! We use the newest joining technology – the heat-welding method – to create strong seams that provide maximum durability and safety. With these features, you can be sure that your ride will be both comfortable and safe.