Ribco’s Revolutionary RIBs Debut at the Sydney International Boat Show
Photos: Trailblazer Michael Clarke, 43rd Test captain of Australia, new owner of a Ribco vessel; Ribco Venom 44; Ribco Seafarer 36.
Ribco, a leader in premium Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) across the Mediterranean, has officially launched in Australia on the Marina at the Sydney International Boat Show, 2nd – 6th August. To coincide with the launch, legendary cricketer, Michael Clarke has been announced among the first in Australia to acquire a sought after, high performing Ribco RIB.
The Ribco range of superior performance RIBs are at the forefront of a growing trend of versatile tenders and day boats that are defying typical definitions. No longer are tenders just a way of getting to another boat, but are used for their own separate qualities and enjoyed by owners as practical transport and luxurious all-rounders.
According to Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia, “With the ever growing demand for genuinely offshore capable luxury RIBs in Australia, the Ribco range of vessels are perfectly positioned to enter as the most seaworthy, versatile and well-built luxury performance RIBs available in the market today.”
From superyacht tender to luxury day-boat and offshore performance machine, Ribco RIBs span the spectrum of versatility and can be customised to suit the owners’ lifestyle. This was certainly the appeal for Michael Clarke, 43rd Test captain of Australia and new Ribco ambassador, when he decided to acquire a Ribco performance vessel.
“As a long time boating enthusiast, I was on the search for a vessel with exceptional seaworthiness and handling when I came across Ribco on Sydney Harbour. The amazing finishes and performance of the Ribco 28ST are simply unbeatable. From the perfect center console driving position and the way the stepped hull handles, to the quality of the inflatable tubes, ample storage and seating space the Ribco 28ST over delivers in every aspect,” says Clarke.
The Ribco deck layouts are spacious and feature the highest quality materials and finishes, ideal for sunbathing, relaxing and enjoying the sea. Equipped with many features including two sun tents with double beds, WC, hot water, photovoltaic charging system, fridges and even an espresso machine, the Ribco range of RIBs offer many amenities not usually found in a vessel of this class.
“Ribco RIBs are unmatched in luxury, detail, speed, efficiency, safety and offshore capability. Each vessel is the culmination of over two decades of design, engineering and testing in the toughest conditions to ensure thousands of miles of faultless operation at sea. Meticulous detail and craftsmanship flow from bow to stern, highlighting our unwavering commitment to quality. This is evident from the moment you board and in every fitting and fixture used in the production of a Ribco,” says Workman.
Ribco Australia, a partly owned subsidiary of Ribco Greece and extension of the factory head office, provides support for clients and makes it easy to access new models in advance of other markets where agency models are in place. The models brought to Australia have every option included available to their European counterparts, so owners can rest assured all models in Australia are the best versions available.
Ribco Australia is based at the Sydney Superyacht Marina in Rozelle and their range currently includes the Venom 44, the Seafarer 36, and the 28ST.
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