Do you Need a speedboat, Powerboat, sports boat or a RIB?

Do you have the urge to get out there on the water and start enjoying yourself? Read on…

The first thing that you might want to consider if you are surfing around the internet trying to do some research in to different types of boat, is which type is best for you?

There are many many different types of speedboat, powerboat, sailing boat, sports boats and RIB (Rigid inflatable boat) out there for you to consider.

What is best for you?

I must start off by telling you that I am Bias, I love RIBS. But you must bear in mind that this is for a few very good reasons:

RIBs are:

Immensely safe (the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat institution) Use them)
Dry riding

Stable at rest

Fun to use in a wider range of conditions than almost any other type of Boat

Enjoyed by all the family

Towable behind you car or you can leave them at a marina or dry stack

Capable of some serious long distance cruising if you want or simple harbour use, RIBs are very versatile.

More and more we see people selling their speedboat, sports boat, powerboat in favour of a RIB, all because in general RIBS are more practical and more fun.

But don’t take my word for it, Why not contact the office 0870 9089336 and try a RIB for yourself on one of our test days. We run a RIB Test day on the first Saturday of every month.

Paul lemmer has written an article for the RIB Magazine that might interest you:

Why sell a Sportsboat & Buy a RIB, here is an extract from it:

“Fortunately, most RIBsters are like most other people interested in boats; however, they like to know that their waterborne transport is capable of putting up with a lot more abuse than a similar sized cabin cruiser or speedboat and just in case they get `caught out’, they have the assurance that the RNLI use similar vessels for offshore rescue and a twin of their boat is doing stalwart service around the North Sea oil rigs often in a Force 8 gale. RIBsters generally take their boating seriously and are often diligent about getting proper training. However, many can be likened to the four-wheel drive vehicle brigade who although owning a “go anywhere”, semi-utility vehicle capable of traversing the worst off road conditions, never see anything more testing than a school run and the daily commute! There’s nothing really wrong with this, enjoyment of one’s craft in whatever way one wants to is uppermost.”

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