November 21, 2007
Why do RIBs handle rough water so well?
The combination of the deep V hull and the inflatable tube give a RIB its outstanding sea-keeping abilities. The tube acts like a giant shock absorber absorbing most of the impact forces thus reducing the stress on the boat and crew. Additionally, the tube contributes to a far more stable ride than other types of boats by significantly reducing any lateral movement. This allows a RIB to carry a deeper V hull than hardsided boats which contributes to a smoother ride in rough conditions. Not only does a RIB handle seas way beyond what other types of boats of its length could handle, it's far less likely to take on water. And, if it does, a RIB doesn't trap it and has the ability to get rid of the water quickly if necessary through a low transom and high capacity deck drains. What's more, with the incredible buoyancy provided by the tube a RIB is far more capable of supporting large amounts of water on deck without sacrificing stability.
All of these qualities describe a Really Incredible Boat (RIB)!
Posted by ribcraftusa at November 21, 2007 04:51 PMBack To Index