Originally Posted by codprawn
Ask quinquari - they always call it that as well....
JK is right..... not this debate please !!!
But for the hell of it our opinion.
1. IB. Inflatable boat. ie. soft floor in and out.
2. RIB Rigid Inflatable Boat. ie. slatted hard floor eg. ali panels or ply with a soft (often inflated) keel/hull. The vessel becomes rigid by funtion of the floor.
3. RHIB Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat . Solid Hull.
I guess that whilst this may be logical it is now a bit old fashioned as most accept RIB as applying to 2 and 3. Anyhow old fashioned or not its our preference.