March 07, 2006
The Only Way To Go
If you’re reading this Blog, you’re probably quite familiar with all the benefits of a RIB. So I ask, why then, would anyone want a solid-sided boat? A rigid inflatable boat offers everything a solid sided boat does, yet it’s safer, more stable, drier, performs better, and can easily be towed without needing a behemoth of a car. Plus, there’s the cool factor of owning a RIB, which I could go on and on about, but I’ll save that for another discussion.
For me, it’s the safety and the shear exhilaration I get from driving one. There truly is nothing else like driving a RIB on a rough Saturday afternoon in the summer when the breeze is up, the seas are like a washing machine from all the boat traffic, and my friends with their Boston Whalers, Makos, and other hard sided boats, are tied up at the dock. They’re always amazed that I’d even consider going out in a 19’ RIBCRAFT 190 when the conditions get like that and they’re shocked when I return completely dry! That is, until I invite them out for a ride and they see for themselves. The only thing better than going boating in a RIB, is taking people out for their first RIB ride!
In my opinion, a RIB is more than simply a boat with a deep V fiberglass hull and an inflatable tube; it’s the ultimate on water experience. And so again, I ask, what gives with a solid sided boat?
Posted by ribcraftusa at March 7, 2006 05:25 PMBack To Index