Ribco Debuts at Australian Superyacht Rendezvous and Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show
Sydney, Australia – May 8, 2019: Ribco, a leader in premium high-performance Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), will kick-off the local 2019 Boat Show season with a debut at the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous on the Gold Coast, 17th – 19th May, and the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), 23rd – 26th May. The start of the local show season coincides with the first of Ribco’s 2019 releases, the next generation of its luxurious flagship vessel, the 2019 Venom 44, which features a new spacious deck design and the latest triple Mercury Verado V8 engines.
According to Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia, “Ribco is committed to continue to showcase our growing range of luxury RIBS with the release of new vessel models that are unmatched in luxury, detail, speed, efficiency, safety and high-performance capability. The next generation 2019 Venom 44 embodies Ribco’s unwavering commitment to quality, engineering and testing to ensure confident, agile and faultless operations while at sea.”
Front lining the Ribco 2019 model releases, the next generation Venom 44 vessel offers all the luxury and high-performance features of its predecessor while featuring a new spacious deck design layout with eight individual hydraulic cockpit seats for ultimate comfort. The latest Venom 44 model includes all electronically operated hatches and is fitted with the smooth, refined power of triple Mercury Verado V8 engines to deliver an exhilarating acceleration and top speed to run offshore with confidence.
From luxury tender to offshore performance machine, Ribco RIBs are positioned as the most seaworthy, versatile and well-built luxury performance RIBs available in the market today. This was confirmed with the recent appointment of Ribco as official chase boat partner for the Australian SailGP Team. The Ribco range of superior performance RIBs were showcased alongside the turbo-charged foiling F50-class catamarans during the inaugural global SailGP race on Sydney Harbour, 15th – 16th February 2019.
At the upcoming Australian Superyacht Rendezvous and SCIBS events, Ribco will showcase two of the custom built SailGP vessels. This includes a silver-grey 2019 Seafarer 36, with two white cowling 350hp Mercury Verados, and a SailGP special edition R28s fitted with four jockey seats and one 400hp Mercury Racing Outboard, assigned as the official chase boat for Team Australia. The Seafarer 36 will feature on the water at the Marina displays of both the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous and SCIBS, while the R28s display will be at The Promenade adjacent to the high-performing luxury vehicles strip at SCIBS.
About the Ribco 2019 Venom 44
The Venom 44 is a sleek 13.5-metre vessel that moves with confidence, agility and speed. With solid fibreglass composite hull, durable Hypalon tubes, hand-laid teak decking, a new spacious deck design with eight individual hydraulic cockpit seats and huge rear sun lounges, the next generation Venom 44 is the ultimate tender and luxury day boat. The 2019 Venom 44 features all electronically operated hatches and is fitted with the smooth refined power of triple 300 hp Mercury Verado V8 engines to deliver an exhilarating acceleration and top speed to run offshore with confidence. The Venom 44 is set apart from most premium RIBs on the market in that it offers true offshore capability. It has Category B certification, which means it is capable of voyages 200-nautical-miles offshore and is also in 2D survey with a 10-person + 2-crew capacity. With its seven-bulkhead hull construction, the Venom 44 can withstand winds of force eight and waves of up to four metres.
The cockpit of the Venom 44 is completely sealed, and the self-draining deck means no water gets into the bilge. Its tubes are made of Hypalon fabric from French Manufacturer Orca and has no glaring external seams, unlike other major RIB brands. The 2019 Venom 44 next generation can also run at full speed with the tubes completely deflated and is delivered standard with three 300hp V8 Mercury Verado engines. The Venom 44 does not skimp on luxury, with two large sleeping cabins, a large centre console concealing a spacious toilet and shower space, a wet bar and fridge, a Nespresso machine and a top of the line JL audio system.
Ribco was founded in Athens, Greece, in 1994 from a founding passion of performance boating and the luxury of a Mediterranean deck. Today, Ribco takes Rigid Inflatable Boat design to new heights, pushing the boundaries with every model. With models in the Maxi RIB category from 28 feet through to 44 feet, Ribco offers the most complete range of RIBs in the market. From a relaxing ride to a high-performance offshore experience, Ribco boats are easy to handle and stand apart from the competition.