Originally Posted by Seb
A RIB is measured as any other boat, from bow to stern. LOA again.
Yes it is on ships and cruisers (although there you take into account the swimming platform which is not a part of the boat) and it suppose to be for RIBs but it an't.
When you say I want a 7 mtr RIB you mean a 7mtr total length (OVERALL) not hull length.
When you go to a marina and you have a RIB you pay fees not on the hull length but on the OVERALL lenngth i.e. the total length from bow to the end of the pontoons. When you go on a ship with the trailer you again pay fees on the total length (OVERALL) and not the hull leght.
As I said check with MOST (95%) of the RIB manufatcurers how they advertise the length of their boats and what the actual hull legth is.
As the word says OVERALL LENGTH in naval terms means from bow to the of the stern. On a RIB in this case is the end of the pontoons for most of the manufatcurers as they are a part of the hull. for some others is from the end point of the bows to the end point of the hull stern.
Education makes a lot of difference by the way