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Old 07 June 2019, 08:59   #1
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Fastest RIB in the world.....

I saw 'Velocity' in Torquay marina the other day, a fairly large Ribquest with 3 x 300Hp Yam's hung off the back. It's in town for the MDL Torquay 'marina day' this weekend.

Not sure if the claim of 'fastest passenger RIB in the world' is accurate, but it will be interesting to see how it handles the 20mph westerlies forecast for the bay tomorrow.

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I wonder what speed they actually operate at with a full complement of passengers.

Id be surprised if its significantly greater than a similar sized boat with a more modest all out speed.
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Old 07 June 2019, 13:06   #4
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What speed do they claim
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Some good videos of it running in the flat. None in rough. Modified banana shark hull I believe
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What speed do they claim
I was told around 80mph. I'll be surprised if they get above 30mph over this weekend......thats if they get out at all.....
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Old 07 June 2019, 16:31   #7
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I was told around 80mph. I'll be surprised if they get above 30mph over this weekend......thats if they get out at all.....
About right I've been in a 9.5m ribquest with twin 300 verardos on the Humber and clocked up 70 mph from memory
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These guys advertise a +70 knot (+80mph) RIB:

https://www.m-ribs.eu/boat/mr-1010-interceptor/
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Dont think I would go on a ride in it, just sounds like an accident waiting to happen, is there really a need for a passenger rib to go that fast ? Boats can be dangerous enouth without the need for extreme speed on water.
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Old 08 June 2019, 05:17   #10
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this was the boat i was on built by dave rose we topped 60 knts on one run that i video of
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Agree with you Boris, accident waiting to happen with some of these RIBs going full speed in other than controlled conditions.

If I had the cash, a Goldfish rib with dreadnought bow would be up there, speed, but importantly, comfort with proper suspension and wrap round seats.
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Boats can be dangerous enouth without the need for extreme speed on water.
I concur. Someone should swim ahead of it waving a red flag...

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Old 08 June 2019, 11:14   #13
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their going to drive to the conditions as we all do just because it's capable dosnt mean its at full chat when its rough or fully loaded & lets be honest if you had your grubby maulers on the throttle you'd be winding her up big style you couldnt resist.
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I like speed, wish I could afford twins.

I’d worry about the other passengers being clowns in a commercial scenario
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I think Raven ribs are just about the fastest production ones out there
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I saw 'Velocity' in Torquay marina the other day, a fairly large Ribquest with 3 x 300Hp Yam's hung off the back. It's in town for the MDL Torquay 'marina day' this weekend.

Not sure if the claim of 'fastest passenger RIB in the world' is accurate, but it will be interesting to see how it handles the 20mph westerlies forecast for the bay tomorrow.

I have had the pleasure, in a less than perfect day on the straits. Touched 60knt solid as a rock! Honestly never been on such a stable feeling rib! The owner was at the helm and it was very impressive indeed.
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http://jj-racing.com/racing.htmlInteresting fact about raven ribs. They have a scorpions bow glued on the front of a different hull.

Fastest recorded rib
http://jj-racing.com/racing.html
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Old 22 June 2019, 13:19   #19
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It's overtaken me on the Straits a few times like I was stood still when I've been at 40 knots. It looks extremely stable and the company are very professional. I've been told it can hit 90mph !
It broke the round Anglesey record in just over an hour and that's about 85 miles so that's some indication of its ability. There's a similar looking twin engine by a different company now as well.
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