Standard fiberglass runabouts or center consoles are big and heavy. They are worrisome to dock in heavy wind or current, and prone to damage, scratches and dings. The new generation of RIB’s from ZAR Formenti in Italy have all of the versatility of these old style boats, but so much more. They are inflatable, so docking in rough conditions is not a worry. Rafting up to other boats, supervising young sailors coming alongside, delivering passengers between boats, etc. can all be handled without worry of damage. They are inflatable, they are designed to bounce off!
The boats have a radar arch that supports a ski pylon to support wake boarding, water skiing and tubing. They are great for water sports and even fishing. Their light weight provides many advantages. They are easy to tow and effortless to launch and retrieve. They are also much faster for a given horsepower. And they get outstanding fuel economy.