"The boat is more than what we were anticipating. It's beyond our expectations."
Sebago Fire Department
“The RIBCRAFT boats have been perfect as the match racing umpire platform. The side by side straddle seating, extreme maneuverability and the extra cockpit space is exactly what we were looking for in an umpire boat.
Bill Hardesty, Director, Chicago Match Race Center
"The RIBCRAFT 7.8s are the best we’ve seen as to workmanship, performance, and reliability”
"We chose the right boat for our mission and the right manufacturer for quality, workmanship, and service."
Carver Fire Department
"We are happy with this great craft."
S/V Andromeda del Rea
"We are very happy with it and the owner was very impressed by the layout and the quality of the finish."
"We continue to use and love your boats – they are serving us very well"
Maine Marine Patrol
"Things worked out very well. The 19’ was a great addition."
Hyannis Yacht Club
"Got the boat, looks great; it's the talk of the town. The boat is a work of art and is running and working great."
North Charleston Police
"The RIBCRAFT 4.8's are easy on our fleet of Optis, driving down maintenance costs. Flexibility is key and they're ready for any situation we might put them in. Throw an Opti in the back with a couple passengers and you have room to spare. All this in a RIB that's easy to take care of."
Pleon Yacht Club
"As expected, [the boat] meets all expectations....and considering the boat snob that I am -- that is really a compliment."
R. Peabody, National Park Service
"It’s a perfect rescue boat. We were just out in some rough seas, and it felt like a sturdy work boat. It’s a good thing it performs well in rough weather [because] we’re not going to be out there in ideal conditions. It’s well built and I can’t say enough as far as quality. Our RIBCRAFT 5.85 is a safe boat, one the crew can be confident in."
Ipswich Fire Department
"The 5.85 that we purchased from RIBCRAFT has been an outstanding addition to the ship. The sea keeping abilities of the boat are outstanding. Maintenance has been extremely low, just a good wash down in addition to the scheduled engine maintenance."
R/V Western Flyer, Monterey Bay Research Institute
"Thanks for making our choice of a rescue boat obvious. We… are very proud to say we are purchasing a RIBCRAFT"
Hudson Fire Department
"The boat is certainly in service and performing as advertised, and then some. The 6.5’s handling is very intuitive for me and the boat works very well for our exercises and operations"
Ocean Rescue Systems
"The RIBCRAFT has performed really well. It is exactly what I needed to do the safety patrols."
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
"[The] product is great... But equally important, is your personal responsiveness and concern for our needs in the field.... It's not just the boat, it's the customer care, delivery of product, responsiveness, personal integrity, business ethics, product knowledge, and last but never the least, follow up with customer needs. That is why we look to RIBCRAFT to purchase our boarding vessels."
United States State Department
"RIBCRAFT makes a nice boat. We played with the RIBCRAFT 7.8 and were very impressed. You're right about the acceleration; it sure does get up and go. We had it out in about 20 knots of wind and 6-7 foot swell and it handled great - nice ride. Looking forward to spending more time on it"
Channel Watch Marine
"Everyone is very pleased with the robust construction and options we selected. Thanks for all of your great customer support. One of the most important factors I considered in selecting the new RIB was customer service. Because of your attention to the details of our proposed purchase followed up by support after the purchase, you confirmed that MBARI made the right choice for a new boat. I am looking forward to many years of service from our new RIB…"
Monterey Bay Research Institute
"I am very pleased with the performance of the boat, it handles the rough water extremely well and is plenty fast. Our customers love the seats and the look of the boat as well. It is a great boat."
Ultimate Rafting Adventures
"The whole RIBCRAFT staff was a pleasure to deal with. Hope we can have some more dealings down the road."
Shrewsbury Sailing & Yacht Club, New Jersey
"Ribcraft provides the perfect platform for our Pacific Ocean Dolphin and Whale watching tour company on Oahu, Hawaii. Its comfortable seating provides a smooth enjoyable ride for our customers and its comfort and reliability make our jobs easy!"
Club Kona and Sea Hawaii, Inc.
“The boat has exceeded my expectations.... The boat gets wide visibility and as an America’s Cup hall of fame sailor people take note of my choice of boat. I have and will recommend RIBCRAFT highly."
Belleair Bluffs, FL
"We are extremely happy with our new RIB and have been getting much use of it here in the BVI."
British Virgin Islands
"Pleased to report that we are very happy with the 190. The custom T-Top and folding Antenna Arch work perfectly and putting it all together are down to under 5 minutes – perfect! We have had it out a few times now and it has lived up to & exceeded our expectations – she is certainly a head turner."
"I had the ribcraft out today and I was very impressed with the boat. It rides like it is much bigger than it is. I love all the dry storage on the boat. …I am impressed with the boat and the fact that it was fully tested before I used it the first day."
"It is the perfect size for our purposes and seems to be built better with higher quality materials than others that are available on the market. It is a little more $$ but I think the trade off in higher quality is worth it."
"One word - yahoo-buckeroo-bonzai! Great boat, definetly glad we decided on the 135hp. With 4 on-board and pulling up a slalom skier, the extra oats are necessary."
West Newbury, MA
"First thing boat is awesome. I got to spend more time on it than my test ride and it so far has performed better than I had initially expected. It almost seems as though it drives itself at times. We have gotten it in the air a few times as well. Only draw back is that I have serious cotton mouth as I can't help but smile from ear to ear when I am flying across the water.
"I have been out on my boat several times already, even taken it across to Martha Vineyard. I’m really loving it."
"RIBCRAFT is always willing to assist with any questions or problems"
"Great Boat. Great Organization. Excellent attitude."
"My 4.8 is a great boat. I run it in the Rochester, NY area and in the 1000 islands. It is a good looker and I get many comments on it."
"First let me say, I’m thrilled with the boat. She far exceeds my expectations even though I’ve owned other RIBs and know what RIBS as a boat type can do… The RIBCRAFT look is so purely functional and of such high quality that people want to find out more. People particularly like the RIBCRAFT yellow. As I continue to use the boat I am struck with the overall build quality….If there is one quality about the 4.8 that draws comment, especially from experienced users, it is the smooth ride in rough water. The ride of the 4.8 is remarkable. There is simply no spine jarring impact when coming off of large waves; it’s uncanny. I’d buy her again tomorrow! I also very much appreciate the personal service and the fact that all of the promises were kept. What a way to do business!"
Port Townsend, Washington
"Overall we give the boat an A+ rating. Thanks again, we are thrilled with the boat!"
"The boat is performing great and we are having a blast. I am enjoying watching larger boats have a much harder time than I am in the rougher water. I love to tell stores about how my two boating friends in their 20’ Sea-Rays always stop at the bridge just before long island sound because they are getting soaked and tossed around while I continue on dry and comfortable. Yes, on flat water they are a bit (and I do mean a bit) faster but toss just a little chop into the equation and lets see who can go faster without scrambling the internal organs. This RIB really is proving to be the perfect multifunction craft I thought it would be, reliable in the ocean, great for skiing and tubing on the river and lakes and light and easy to tow when needed. I know of no other craft that does all these as well as this one."
East Longmeadow, MA
"The Ribcraft has been a great acquisition! I couldn't be more pleased.