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Old 14 February 2009, 12:38   #1
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RTW in an eighty foot RIB!

Yes, an 80 foot long RIB! Has anyone else seen this yet?

The attached picture shows the design of Offshore Expeditions prototype design for the RIB that Alan Priddy intends to use for his next crack at the RTW challenge. Yes, I understand that he's going to have a go at the record once more.

This incredible craft appears to be a 'hard nosed' RIB with a 'wave cutter' hull and it is 80 feet long! It has twin engines that aren't yet on sale to the general public and it will have a range of 6,000 miles so they will only need 4 or 5 fuel stops!

Wow, what a RIB, surely it will be the biggest RIB ever built?

If anyone else can shed light on this please let us all know.

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who's sponsoring the tubes ??
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Old 16 February 2009, 11:22   #4
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who's sponsoring the tubes ??
You are but I have not poured enough beer down your neck yet!!!

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I'll be impressed if it'll fit in your new workshop to fit the tubes

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alan you will need a big tanker cider not beer ,nasher new unit is only 60 ft long but with room to extend ,will post before and after photos of the building in a couple of weeks when we have moved in .
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I'll expect a guided tour when we come down.
Looking at first 2 weeks in August at the moment.

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Dumb question time...

On a boat that big, what advantages do the tubes give?
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