F-RIB Boats (Folding RIB’s)

The folding RIB is a well tested and proven boat with a GRP hull that has sold in thousands world wide.  They are ideal as a tender (2.75M model), perfect for fishing that range from 3.3-4.6M and exploring coastal areas.

The design concept is incredibly simple and was first developed in Russia to be used as a hard bottom boat that could be quickly and easily transported. 

For those of you who know your RIB’s you will be very aware of the Searider 4.m  that is now classed as a classic boat and though its not quite up to that legendary performance it’s not that far from it! It has also just been reviewed again and awarded 5 out of 5 rating!

Key Benefits

  • Solid GRP (fibreglass) floor
  • Very little difference in weight between standard inflatables and F-Rib’s e.g.  Honwave 3.8m air floor 48Kg and F-RIB 3.6m 48Kg
  • Quick to get on the water, ie around 5 Min
  • Easy to prepare as it simply folds out and the sections interlock
  • Very  stable boating platform so perfect for fishing and tenders
  • Takes up to 25Hp ( note we recommend max 15Hp for most people)
  • RCA Cat C rated ie designed for coastal waters , large bays, lakes with waves up to 2 meters and this is the same as most pleasure boats.
  • Fits in the back of your car so no trailer required and has been fitted to camper van bike racks
  • Impressive performance with  a nominal 15Hp (not even the max of 25Hp) as shown in the below table
Load (adults) Speed (mph) Speed (km/h) Speed (knots)
1 28.6 43.2 24.8
2 23.9 38.4 20.7
3 22.5 36.2 19.5
4 21.6 34.7 18.7
5 19.3 31.1 16.7

This test was conducted in March 2010 by Boats and Yachts Magazine with different payloads using a 15HP 4 stroke Suzuki

This makes the F-RIB one of the most versatile boats ever made which can be used not just for fishing, but also to take the family out on the water, as high performance tender than can be beached.  and most importantly great for exploring new lochs, lake, and coastline.

Fisherman:  The most common model sold for 2 people fishing in the sea or lochs is the F-RIB 360 model and normally sold with the F-RIB tube covers for even more protection against hooks and to keep the boat clean.

Sailors:  The most common model sold is the F-RIB 275 and can be stored in a locker  or we can attach davit rings. 

Caravan Owners: Most F-RIB models will fit inside the caravan when folded down so please see the below table for the different size options available.

F-RIB Models 

Model F-RIB 275F-RIB 330F-Rib 360F-RIB 375F-RIB 460
Length 2.75 Meters3.30 Meters3.60 Meters3.75 Meters4.6 Meters
Weight36 Kg43 Kg48 Kg62 Kg72 kg
Max Person34455
Max Load Capacity300 Kg450 Kg700 Kg750 Kg800 Kg
Recommended HP2-6 Hpdepends on use please call for more infodepends on use please call for more infodepends on use please call for more infodepends on use please call for more info
Max HP15 Hp15 Hp25 Hp25 Hp25 Hp
Dimensions90 x 85 x 40 cm90 x 90 x 40 cm110 x 90 x 45 cm110 x 110 x 50 cm140 x 100 x 45 cm

F-RIB Prices include as standard: oars; foot pump,  hull and accessory storage bags; repair kit; and removable seat or seats (depending on size).

Optional Extras:

Fishermen:  F-RIB tube covers for keeping your F-RIB clean of fish bits!  £185.00

Bow Cover:  For that bit of protection from the rain £185.00

Launching Wheels: These are big wide wheels and perfect for sandy beach launches. Far better than most inflatable launching wheels we have seen £160.00

For more information please call us on 0141 413 5658 or 0845 519 7271 or click here