Rigid Inflatable Boat have you ever considered buying a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) but didn’t know where to start? Perhaps you recently saw a RIB tearing it up outside the harbor and wanted to feel the same thrill. Or you may have witnessed a family lounging off the coast of Catalina while the kids took turns snorkeling off the stern. Whatever brought you here, we are happy to answer any questions you may have about these popular and versatile boats.
First and foremost, RIB stands for Rigid Inflatable Boat. Another common name, RHIB, stands for Rigid-Hulled Inflatable Boat. Either way, we are talking about the same thing, and in this article will be referring to these boats as RIBs.
Rigid Inflatable Boats are known for their durability, stability, speed, and versatility, making them popular as recreational and professional boats. Over the years, we have seen a growing interest from the local surfing and diving community in Zodiac and Inmar lines. These boats are perfect for taking the gang out to some of the more epic spots up and down the coast.
Other uses include:
Recreational Boating: RIBs, such as the Zodiac Medline Series, are popular for recreational activities like fishing, water sports, sightseeing, and even whale watching! They are generally faster and more agile than traditional boats, making them fun for all experience levels. The “Deep-V’ hull that many RIBS have makes for the ideal personal or commercial use vessel, especially in our local California Waters.