What size engine do I need for water skiing or wakeboarding?

Tom, our Sales Director, gives his views on what size engine you need for water skiing or wakeboarding:

What is plastic teak and is it any good?

Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Tom and I’ve been boating my entire life. I specialise in RIBs. So, today’s question is what size engine do I need to water ski or wakeboard behind my RIB. Well, it’s not a straightforward answer because it can depend on so many things. The length of the RIB, the weight, the shape of the hull, how many people you’re putting on board. So, I can give you a rough rule of thumb, but you’ll need to think about those things.
For a five-metre RIB, you’re probably going to need at least 60 horsepower. As the RIB gets bigger and heavier you’re gonna need more horsepower. For a six-metre, you’re gonna need about a 100, a six and a half probably 150 horsepower and so on. If you want some advice on what size engine for any particular type of RIB then it’s best to speak to an expert, so you can make sure that you can be able to pull that skier or wakeboarder up behind the boat nice and comfortably.
Give me or the team a call and we’ll be happy to help you.
Featured Ribs
2015 Ribeye RIB 8.5 Twin Suzuki 250
Ribeye RIB
8.5 M
2015
2006 Ballistic RIB 6.5 Sport Evinrude E-TEC 200
Ballistic RIB
6.5 M
2006
View More RIBS
Trafalgar Group
Contact Us
InTouch
  • Thetrafalgargroup
  • Boatclub
  • Drystack boat storage
  • Trafalgar shipyard
  • Thornhammarina
  • Ballisticribs
  • Ribsforsale
  • Trafalgar properties

Trafalgar Wharf Hamilton Road Portsmouth
Hampshire, PO6 4PX United Kingdom

Keep up to date with news, events & offers
Newsletter
© 2021 Ribs For Sale All rights reserved.
JBT Marine Limited; Part of the Trafalgar Group of companies
Registered Office: Midland House, 2 Poole Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5QY Company Number: 03876396 VAT no: 704658236
  • We use the data you submit to fulfil your request. Privacy Policy.

HOLD ON! - have you seen our BUYERS GUIDE

This straight forward free guide to purchasing a RIB reveals the essential information, specifically tailored to help you with every aspect of buying a RIB.
Email Address*:

We share heaps of really useful stuff,
leave your email to be included…
Click to enter email