30 years of MJ - 50 years of commercial RIBs

Early SAR RIB shows the trends of the time: Twin outboards for redundancy and low tube pressure for shock absorption

The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) celebrated its 50th birthday a couple of years ago but when ‘Maritime Journal’ started up 30 years ago the RIB was only to be found in specialist areas of the workboat and military sectors.

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