Originally Posted by pathalla
Sea trialed that model off Miami Cod, with Franco Rossi himself, it isn't gonna flip unless there is a mighty BIG wave!
Any boat can flip. I admit the bigger they are the less likely it is.
Probably the best rough water RIBs you can get are made by Ocean Dynamics - sadly their designer - one of the fathers of RIBs - is now no longer with us. Shaun White used to run a sea rafting business off the West Wales coast - very rough waters indeed. The boats are very heavy with aluminium hulls and diesel waterjet power. Best thing of all no transom so the waves go straight out of the back.
They used to run the boats with the passengers sitting on the tubes. This made sense when they finally managed to flip a boat - all the passengers were thrown clear and survived.
Please read - it's very interesting.
Photo shows The Bitches on a good day!!!