Originally Posted by Superjetjim
I recently purchased my first boat (Picton Royale 185 with Mercury 150 V6) we visited the Solent at the back end the season and noticed most people now had RIBs and power boats are few and far between. The old man even commented 'We've bought the wrong thing son!'
Question I have is 'why' one over the other?? What are the pros/cons?
1- its really hard to really fully sink a RIB
2- you can have a deeper V and thereby a smoother ride with a RIB hull/tubes
3- the tubes take energy by deforming when they hit stuff/ the water
4- you can bounce off stuff better !
Just a few thoughts for starters...