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Old 23 October 2018, 11:17   #1
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Who produces <5m carbon fibre RIBs/SIBs

Dear forum members,

I wonder whether there are manufacturers that build small RIBs (or SIBs) from carbon fibre?
There are some companies that produce large RIBs, such as Xtender, formerly eXtremeribs in the Netherlands, but I'm not aware of any companies that does really small boats.

if such boats were around, we could maybe replace our SIBs (which are similar to Zodiac Milpro MK3GR) with an appropriate carbon RIB.

My ideas are the following:
We use the SIBs because they are easy to handle on land, and 6 persons can carry them and they don't need a trailer per boat. However, the lack of stiffness is bad when on the water.
I expect a similar-sized carbon RIB to be more lightweight, thus easier to handle on land and needing less engine power. Also, a rigid hull should be better on the water.

Of course, you can't roll up a RIB, but that's less a concern for me.

Has anyone seen something similar?

Thanks for your help!
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Old 23 October 2018, 12:00   #2
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Who produces &lt;5m carbon fibre RIBs/SIBs

An F-Rib might tick most boxes, but not carbon.
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Old 23 October 2018, 15:26   #3
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Pure yachting in Florida is making carbon RIBS. http://pureyachting.com

Ryan Pratt owns it and used to post on here.
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Nice website, but is there anything more than the website? Have you seen a real boat? Sounds interesting to me.
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Hes shows construction on Facebook posts. Id send him an email if you want more info.
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