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A slick new 11m Red Bay arrives in the Isle of Man
County Antrim RIB builder Red Bay Boats Ltd has disptached its latest 11m RIB to a new home in the Isle of Man. The slick black Stormforce 11–metre has twin Yanmar 370z inboard diesels, a joystick control system and two…
The Instructors RIB involved in the fatal accident in Centerport, NY
We know that RIB crews and Instructors in our Junior Sailing Programmes are given the most rigorous training in safety writes W M Nixon. Yet over the years who hasn’t occasionally seen an outboard-driven RIB being treated as though it’s…
RIBs rounding the Bull Rock in last year’s Bull Run for Fun
#BullRunForFun - Dromquinna Manor’s annual Motor Boat Weekend, featuring the Bull Run for Fun, takes place this coming Sunday 16 July. Europe’s most westerly RIB rally kicks off at 10am on the day when boats depart from Dromquinna pier in…
Kevin McCaffery, Dermot Maguire, Damien Mundy, Joe Gavin and Stephen Leddy will set out from Greystones on 20 June for their round-Ireland fundraising adventure
#RIBs - A team of intrepid boaters from the Lakelands are prepping for a round-Ireland RIB run this month in aid of three worthy causes. Joe Gavin and Kevin McCaffrey will be joined by friends Dermot McGuire, Damien Mundy and…
RIBs sold at auction in Kinsale
Dominic Daly auctioneer achieved good prices at the public auction of six RIBs at Kinsale Boat Yard, Co. Cork on Tuesday, 23rd May, 2017. Daly told Afloat.ie the XS RIBs sold for €30,000 and €28000. The Redbay RIBs 6.5m sold…
RIB Needed For Charity Irish Sea Coastal Rowing Race
Dun Laoghaire's St Michael's Rowing Club is participating in a Charity Irish Sea fundraising race for the RNLI over the May Bank holiday but one of its support RIBs has pulled-out. The club has put a shot-out for a replacement…
Rent a RIB from INSS – the operating area for INSS RIBs is Dublin Bay, south of the shipping lane and as far East as Dalkey Island
Ever wanted to rent a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) for a blast on Dublin Bay? Here's your chance. The Irish National Sailing School's 4.5m RIBTECs fitted with Yamaha 40hp engines are ideal for trips around the capital's waters. Included in the price of…
The Spinal Injuries Ireland RIB on a trip out from Dun Laoghaire
As part of its annual fundraising campaign, Spinal Injuries Ireland is seeking support from the sailing and boating community on its 'Colour me Friday' campaign day today.  Spinal Injuries Ireland is the only support service for people who have sustained…
Ballistic 4.3 c/w F25
Yamaha has more international brands on display than previously to give visitors a greater choice of powered craft and RIBs for a lifestyle afloat at today's Southampton boat show. From WaveRunner PWCs, trailer-boats, high performance RIBs and day-boats to fishing…
The new 12m Red Bay RIB is launched from Cushendall Pier on a sea trial. Scroll down for video.
Irish RIB builders Red Bay Boats launched a new Stormforce 12–metre fitted with twin 350 Verado outboards last week. According to the Northern Ireland firm, the sleek boat has been built for Better Moments As, based in Norway. This will…
10 young people from schools in Oxfordshire have been selected to attend the five-week Powerboat Workshop course at Williams Jet tenders
Oxfordshire-based Williams Performance Tenders in the UK is has announced it will once again be giving local students the chance to take part in its innovative training scheme. Now in its fourth year, the course offers young people a fantastic…
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Kiwi boat firm Sealegs International has released its newest and largest amphibious rigid inflatable boat (RIB) to date - the Sealegs Interceptor 9000.Targeted at commercial and military applications the Interceptor 9000 is powered by a 300hp Yamaha four-stroke outboard motor…
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Young south coast boater Adam Brennan is rapidly building a strong reputation for himself within the Irish and UK boating communities. At just 17, he is still at boarding school in Ireland but has already secured himself a Super Yacht…
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#motorboatweekend – In spite of the squalls and rain showers crossing county Kerry for most of the Bank holiday weekend, Dromquinna Manor's annual Motor Boat Weekend drew a fleet of up to a dozen RIBs for what is the mostern westerly RIB…
Trinity House, the elegant UK working home of the General Lighthouse Authority opposite the historic Tower of London on Tower Hill, has teamed up with caterers and the powerboat charter company, Solent Rib Charter, to offer bookers an exciting senior…
#RIB - Tom Prendeville writes in the Sunday Independent about Donegal's Atlantic Composites, whose co-founder Timmy Boyle has built a successful line in "unsinkable" boats. Boyle, a mechanical engineering fitter by trade, identified a gap in the domestic market for…

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