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Old 24 January 2005, 17:57   #1
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What is the largest RIB on earth?

I'm just wondering.. how large could a RIB be and still be effective? (Open design rib, not with cabin)
What is the largest one they have built so far?
Any pictures of huuge ones, i'd love to see them
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Old 24 January 2005, 18:03   #2
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Dunno what the largest one is, but this must be one of the most expensive ones.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.com/view/F54433/

Must have an extremely good RADAR (over horizon) as it quotes 50NM range, I though horizon at 2 metres high was about 3 miles.

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Old 24 January 2005, 18:04   #3
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Not sure if this is the largest but it sure is a monster! BP Delta Lifeboats

Also, not sure but think it may well have a cabin! A link later in the same thread suggests Crompton may be able to supply an even bigger one - but again I'm not sure if it's open. http://www.cromptonmarine.com/list_uk.html
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Crompton make an 18m which they fit with 8x250 Yamaha v-max's

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Humm, that first one interesting that its not pictured on the water or trailer - is it built or just a modified image?
As for crompton's beast you would need sponsership from BP with your own tanker I would guess, any idea on just how much fuel per hr WOT it drinks?
I thought some ofr the USA's spec ops ribs were up in this size range also.
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Here's another whopper: http://www.poal.co.nz/newsroom/2001_...amnz110601.htm but, again, it sounds like she has a cabin. The tubes have a diameter of one metre!
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Ports Of Auckland (pic)
Another
Yet another..

Found that finally, looks kinda big (if you compare it to the people in the background)
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can you still call that a rib? look how high the tubes are above the wather...

what's the use of having tubes for such a boat???
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