Having the right kind of boat can make all the difference in your experience on the water. That's why you might be considering purchasing a rigid inflatable boat, or as they’re better known, a RIB. Whatever boat you may be looking for, The Wolf Rock Boat Company have got you covered.
Introduction to RIBs
A RIB is a type of boat that has a rigid hull and inflatable tubes around the sides. The tubes provide buoyancy and stability, while the rigid hull allows the boat to move quickly through the water. RIBs are used for a variety of activities, including fishing, diving, water sports, and cruising. They are also popular with rescue services and the military due to their durability and versatility.
One of the main advantages of RIBs is their stability and strength. The inflatable tubes provide a cushioning effect that makes the boat more stable in rough water. This makes them an excellent choice for those who want to explore the coast or go out to sea. RIBs are also highly manoeuvrable, which means they can turn and navigate tight spaces with ease.
Where to take your RIB in Devon
One of the main advantages of owning a RIB in Devon is the ease of access to the water. The county has numerous launch sites, many of which are free to use. This means that you can be out on the water in no time.
One of the top destinations for boating is Dartmouth, which boasts a deep-water harbour, making it perfect for sailing and yachting.
Another excellent location is the Exe Estuary, where visitors can experience diverse wildlife and fascinating landscapes while indulging in water sports such as windsurfing and paddle boarding. For those who prefer a tranquil setting, the Bideford Bay and Hartland Point area offer serene surroundings for a leisurely boat trip.
Finally, Salcombe Harbour, which is on our doorstep, is a must-visit destination for sailing enthusiasts and provides access to numerous hidden coves and sandy beaches.
Key features to consider when buying a RIB
If you're in the market for a RIB, there are several key features to consider.
Size of the boat: RIBs range in size from small dinghies to large vessels that can accommodate several people. Think about how many people you'll be boating with and what activities you'll be doing and choose a boat that fits your needs.
Engine considerations: RIBs can be powered by outboard or inboard engines, with varying horsepower. Think about how fast you want to go and how much power you'll need to achieve that speed. You'll also want to consider the fuel efficiency of the engine, as well as its noise level.
Material options: RIBs can be made from a variety of materials, including PVC, Hypalon, and fibreglass. Each material has its pros and cons, so do your research and choose a boat that is built to last. Our BRIG RIBs our made with a fiberglass hull and Hypalon tubes.
Benefits of owning a premium RIB
While RIBs can be expensive, there are several benefits to owning a premium model. Premium RIBs are typically made from high-quality materials and are built to last. They also come with a range of features and amenities that can make your boating experience more enjoyable.
One of the main advantages of owning a premium RIB is its speed and performance. Premium models are often powered by high-horsepower engines that can reach speeds of 50 knots or more. They are also more and responsive than lower-end models, which can make all the difference in tight spaces or rough water.
Another advantage of owning a more premium RIB is its comfort and convenience. Many premium models come with features such as comfortable seating, built-in coolers, and sound systems. They may also have features such as GPS navigation and radar, which can make navigating the water easier and safer.
Looking for Ribs for Sale in Devon? Come to The Wolf Rock!
If you're looking for RIBs for sale in Devon, we’ve got you covered! The Wolf Rock Boat Company is the main UK distributor for BRIG, as well as supplying a variety of other boat brands including Iron and Smartwave. If you’re unsure on what boat might be the best purchase for you, get in contact with our friendly team today. Call us on 01548 855751, or if you’re ready to kickstart your boating experience, view our boat stock here.