RIBs and Inflatable BoatsRibs - OtherCustomJet RIB
Up for sale is this almost-finished Jet RIB project.
As you can see from the photos and the drawings in this advert, this is a unique design. When the project was started a few years ago, it was even more unique, but now with the huge surge in popularity of boats like Axopar and XO, this plumb bow design is becoming increasingly popular on the Solent and around the world.
The original designer commissioned the highly regarded boat builder John Corby to get the boat to this stage.
More information on John and the boats he has built can be found here (there also some pictures of this boat in the build process):
It’s built in a very strong and lightweight wood and fibreglass construction and is designed to offer a fast, comfortable ride, in a compact package.
Installed is a Weber MPE 750 Turbo Marine four stroke diesel inboard engine (105kw/140hp) mated with a Weber jet drive. The Jet drive offering the obvious benefits of water safety for swimmers from the large bathing platform, but also providing access to the shallowest of water ways, or storage in areas with limited height.
The engine was fitted brand new (and as such as zero hours of use) and cost over £6,000.00 when purchased. It’s the same engine originally used in the Williams Jet RIBs that are prolific among tenders for large motor yachts globally.
The final design has an inflatable “D” collar, making this a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB). Not only does this add to aesthetics and stability, but also makes for safe and easy mooring. The tubes were intended to be made by Henshaw’s (leading inflatable collar manufacturer), and could obviously be chosed in any colour scheme a new owner desired.
The boat is sold as seen. Engine manuals and installation guides can be provided (screen shots included in advert), but otherwise what you see is what you get.
A great project for those with the skills, or commission in some help for a very cost effective and unique watercraft ready for spring/summer 2021.
Isle of Wight
N.B. Selling on behalf of a friend.
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