Rib boats are becoming increasingly more numerous and more boat-looking. Size is no longer sufficient to impress buyers and spectators and therefore needs additional details. Sometimes, RIBs even lose their inflatable nature without renouncing their floats and become “hybrid” for further interesting developments. In this case, we’ve chosen 10 representatives of the “Med Boat” category, from 10 to 16 meters in length, interpreted according the style, functions and small fixations (outboards, for example, are still the most appreciated engines even on bigger models) of those who were once named “inflatable boats”.
The Zar 95 Sport Luxury is the new flagship of the line of the same name. perfect even for a weekend, this model features a renovated deck, with a center console/ bow rider layout. The night area consists of a cabin with a separate bathroom, whose headroom is such that it requires no contortions. The v-hull supports sporty performance and is equipped with exclusive lateral “tunnels”.
Loa: 9.60m; Bmax: 3.30m; Max power: 700 hp – www.zar-formenti.net
The Envy 110 HT is the flagship of the Scanner Touring line. The layout is classic, with two sun pads in the extremities and the possibility to convert the forward area into a dinette where to have lunch; an additional dinette is positioned in the middle of the boat, with a folding table, a grill, a sink, and a refrigerator. Below the driving console, there is a double cabin with a bathroom. power comes from twin Volvo Penta v8 350hp engines or two outboards.
Loa: 11.00m; Bmax: 3.60m; Max power: 750 hp www.scanner-marine.com
The Prince 38 Sport Cabin is offered with many color options for the hull, tubes, and pillows. The latter is made of silver text, a special material that reduces smells and stains. The night area consists of a double cabin with a separate bathroom. The owner can also ask for an additional twin-bedded cabin in the stern. as for engine power, the shipyard offers two options: gasoline or diesel sterndrives or outboards installed on an aluminum bracket that makes the bathing platform completely usable.
Loa: 11.30m; Bmax: 3.90m; Max power: 2×350 hp www.nuovajollymarine.com
Recently restyled, the 110 Cabin is a 9.99-meter boat that, equipped with three sun pads – two long ones in the stern and another on the forward deckhouse – can accommodate up to 14 passengers. Below deck, the night area consists of a twin-bedded cabin with a bathroom and shower compartment. Noteworthies are the central console and the windscreen over the pilot station.
Loa:11.37m; bmax: 3.54m; max engine power: 2×350 hp www.tecnorib.it
The Cayman 38 executive is the new flagship of the Italian shipyard, offered in three different versions: open, soft and hardtop. Powered by twin Suzuki 350hp engines, she can travel at over 50 knots and support even a third engine. as for construction, Ranieri hulls benefit from the use of a special glue that remains soft in order to better amortize navigation shocks. Below deck, we find an additional galley, four berths, and one bathroom.
Loa: 11.70m; bmax: 3.80m; max engine power: 1200 hp www.ranieri-international.com
The MX 12 Grand sport loves speed. Distinctive features include a double-stepped hull and the possibility to install inboard, outboard or inboard/outboard engines. Construction is sophisticated and based on extensive use of kevlar, carbon, epoxy resin and teak. Designed for day trips, she offers a lot of space on the deck and a convertible dinette with the toilet below.
Loa: 12.00; Bmax: 3.80m; Max power: 900 hp www.magazzu.com
The new flagship of the Italian shipyard combines the sporty performance of the Adrenalina line and the finishes of the Gran Turismo range. This mega rib can be fitted with two inboard engines, two or three outboards. The latter is a good option if you want to enjoy a wide bathing platform in the stern. Beautiful and streamlined, this boat features a windscreen that is designed as a natural extension of the hardtop over the pilot station.
Loa: 13.65; Bmax: n.d.; Max power: n.d.; www.lomac.it
The Rebel 47 is the biggest model of the line of the same name. The boat is somewhere in between a rib, of which it maintains floats (no inflatable but made of foam and asymmetric in order to provide the deck with additional space) and an open boat. Lines are aggressive outside and comfortable inside, where we find two cabins (one in the bow and another in the middle of the boat), both with a double bed.
Loa: 14.10m; Bmax: 4.48m; Max power: 1122 hp www.sacsmarine.it
The Capelli Tempest 50 is the biggest model of the luxury line family: sporty hull and incredible power, supported by four outboards, 425 hp each. The deck features a classic layout, with two sun pads and a teak cockpit. Noteworthy is the double side access to the second cabin: two plexiglass doors lead to the day area: this consists of a galley with induction plates and a 65 l fridge and, opposite, a dinette with a table that can turn into an additional bed.
Loa: 14.80 m; bmax: 4.30m; max engine power: 4×425 hp www.cantiericapelli.com
The Black shiver 160 is equipped with an open space cabin with separate bathroom and can be fitted with three seven outboards, 627 hp each. Construction is based on an extensive use of glass fibre, kevlar and vinylester. as typical for Novamarine, D-shaped floats are not inflatable but made of a special closed-cell foam. The hardtop protects the driving console and the cockpit. The forward area is totally dedicated to sunbathing.