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Rigid Inflatable Boats News from Ireland
#ribs – At 20:48 last night Baltimore's RNLI all weather lifeboat was alerted to a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) adrift four miles south of Glandore in West Cork. The lifeboat proceeded to rendezvous with the two young men who had…
#ribs – Dublin boat firm Western Marine has added a Sportis 4.9m RIB for sale to Afloat Boats for Sale. This 2007 boat has only been used on freshwater and comes complete with a Yamaha F60 Outboard and Coaster Swing…
Over the course of 12 days this July, a flotilla of powerboats will set off from MDL's Queen Anne's Battery Marina in Plymouth on a 1500 mile voyage around the British/UK coastline that includes a stop-over on Belfast lough writes Hugo…
Top British Sailors In Dock Over Collision Resulting In Brain Injuries
#RIBs - Two top young British sailors are currently in the dock over an incident in Cardiff Bay four years ago in which a young girl suffered severe brain injuries. As the Daily Mail reports, the girl - who was…
High-Speed Turn Led To Cornwall RIB Tragedy Says Official Report
#KillCord - An "exceptionally unusual" tight turn at high speed led to the death of a father and daughter and the serious injury of other family members in a tragic speedboat accident off Cornwall last year. The Guardian reports on…
RIB Victory for Mazda UK in Round Ireland Challenge
#RIB – Mazda UK and partner Linley Swan GP have scored a class victory in the arduous Powerboat and RIB Round Ireland Challenge 2013. Winning skipper, Tom Montgomery-Swan led the 13 remaining boats into Kilmore Quay at 2pm on August…
Delayed Round Ireland RIB Challenge Heads for Royal Cork
#ribchallenge – 10000hrs Sunday – Afloat.ie just received news from ribber Derek Shaw on Nyzod, a Zodia Pro Open 650, on the RIB Challenge that the fleet is en route to Royal Cork Yacht Club and has just passed the…
Round Ireland RIB Challenge Skipper Thrown From Boat, Rescued by Coastguard Helicopter
#RIB – An air sea rescue for a solo Rigid Hulled Inflatable Boat (RIB) skipper in the Irish Sea got the 2013 Round Ireland RIB Challenge off to a dramatic start at the weekend. The 24–boat circumnavigation RIB fleet arrived…
Welsh Rib Run Makes Best of Dublin Bay Heat Wave
A Donegal based Redbay 6.1m RIB, Deep Six (the 'welcome wagon') along with another RIB from Belfast ran out to the Kish lighthouse on Dublin Bay on Saturday to escort a 10–boat RIB fleet from Wales up the river Liffey and…
Whatever your business, Redbay Boats have many years experience working with the various regulatory bodies to provide safe and seaworthy craft for commercial operations the world over. Projects both in the UK and abroad have included: Fishery Protection Vessels Ballistically…
Kill Cord 'Not Attached To Driver' in Cornwall RIB Tragedy
#KillCord - An official report into the tragic speedboat accident in Cornwall earlier this month that killed a father and daughter says that the driver was not attached to the boat's 'kill cord'. As previously reported on Afloat.ie, BSkyB executive…
New Irish Built Pilot RIB to Go on Show at Seaworks Exhibition
Irish Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) builder Red Bay Boats is exhibiting one of its giant 16–metre Pilot Boat Stormforce RIBs at next month's Seaworks commercial exhibition in Southampton. Intended for a variety of commercial applications including Pilot, Patrol, and passenger…
Police Focus On Kill Cord In Cornwall RIB Tragedy
#KillCord - Police in Cornwall investigating the deaths of a father and daughter in a speedboat accident off Padstow at the weekend are focusing on the boat's 'kill cord', according to BBC News. BSkyB executive Nick Milligan and his eight-year-old…
Dublin Bay RIB Raid to Greystones Hailed a Big Success
#rib – The first ever Dublin Bay RIB raid to Wicklow  has been hailed a great success with plans afoot for more Raids writes Ronan Beirne. Proceedings commenced on Sunday with a RNLI jife jacket check by the RNLI at…
Suzuki Shows off new Outboard Engine Joystick Control
#joystick – Suzuki Motor Corporation has announced that it has a new Joystick Control System in development. The announcement was made earlier this month at the 2013 Japan International Boat Show in Yokohama.The new joystick system is meant to integrate…
First Dublin Bay RIB Raid from Dun Laoghaire to Greystones
#RIB – The National Yacht Club is running Dublin Bay's first Rib Raid from Dun Laoghaire on the south side of the bay to the new harbour in Greystones in Co. Wicklow on Sunday 5th May. The raid is in…

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