Originally Posted by Delta Rich
Hi, here goes my first post since signing up here!
What future design features and design concepts are bracing the RHIB world. Where would you like to see the RHIB industry heading; both with commercially operated and privately used boats.
Are VSV/Wave Piercing Hull forms a good direction to take or are the more traditional deep V's better.
Good question, and as a RIB manufacturer I am very interested in the answer!
I would say not wave piercing for leisure use as they require a fairly watertight cockpit for a fully wave piercing hull - this would be expensive to produce and that is not what people want (I believe!)
Don't forget stepped hulls - they are becoming more and more common place now, although our latest model has no steps!