RIBS & SIB’s
This section is about RIBS and SIBs including the world’s first folding RIB ( F-RIB), Honwave’s ( Best selling and most stable SIB’s on the market)
SIB’s = Soft inflatable boat
RIB’s = Rigid Inflatable Boat
F-RIB’s = Folding RIB.
Light Have a soft hull so can puncture (especially if beached)
Don’t need a trailer Can be fiddly to put up
Cheapest option Not recommended over 4 Meters
Easy to use No need for a trailer
Not as stable as F-RIB and RIB’s
Often used for: Tenders, inshore and coastal waters, taking to remote locations due to not needing to tow a trailer.
Light More expensive than a SIB
Don’t need a trailer Limited to 4.6 Meters
Cheapest option No centre consoles
Easy to use No Inbuilt storage
No need for a trailer
Solid Floor so can be beached
Planes at low speeds
Often used for: Tenders, inshore and coastal waters, Beaching on islands, Fishing, towing rings and other toys, taking to remote locations due to not needing to tow a trailer.
Wide range of sizes Expensive
Different hull shapes Need’s a trailer
Range of seating options Cost of trailer
Better for long cruses
Some have inbuilt fuel tanks
Rated for bigger engines
Often used for: Inshore, offshore coastal waters, Beaching on islands, Fishing, towing rings and other toys.