|ABOUT BALLISTIC INFLATABLE CRAFT
BALLISTIC manufactures and distributes a diverse line of quality inflatable craft from leisure sports models to heavy duty rigid hull
inflatable boats (RIBs) up to 12 meters (36 ft) designed for leisure, professional, touring, military and rescue applications.
Currently, we offer two RIB boat lines, the Ballistic with it's unique reverse concave chine hull and the Blue Spirit Patrol line of offshore RIBs,
designed as heavy duty workboats with a removable tube or collar system.
Each Ballistic craft is fully
customizable from a wide range of accessories and upgrade. Ballistic RIBs are built for heavy duty use in the toughest conditions.
ADVANTAGES OF RIBS AND INFLATABLE BOATS.
* Exceptional load capacity -best weight / wet surface ratio, allowing for substantially greater loads than comparable size traditional craft.
* Reassuring stability - Due to the inflatable air collar ( tube) which provides extra buoyancy and a low center of gravity, inflatable boats are
extremely stable on the water and under normal conditions, almost impossible to capsize.
* Economical - Inflatable craft can be up to 3 times as light as comparable traditional boats, allowing for easier launch and recovery, use of
a smaller tow vehicle and significantly lower fuel consumption. Unparalled performance and fuel economy can be achieved using smaller
and lighter engines when compared to traditional boats of similar size.
RIBs are known as the marine 4X4s of the seas. All boat models, whether leisure or
commercial are built for strength and durability. Asis / Ballistic RIB models from the
6.5M and larger are based on the "Ballistic" surface effect hull with it's reverse,
gull-wing shaped chines for superb performance. The deep V hull cuts through
surface chop, providing for a smooth ride. When underway, the reverse curved
chines force water and spray down upon itself thereby reducing drag while keeping
crew and passengers dry.
The unique "Ballistic" hull design of the 6.5M to 9.5M RIBs are among the best
riding hulls on the market. During the recent 2008 RIBEX show, former SAS military
members were taken on demo rides and were very impressed with the RIB's
Each Ballistic RIB may be built to meet individual user's specific requirements by
selecting from an extensive list of accessories and upgrades including but not limited
to choice of various consoles, cabins, seating, leaning posts, T- Tops, A-Frame arches,
fuel-tank capacity, hull and tube colors, tube reinforcements, etc.
Ballistic RIBs are custom built for strength and durability. The fiberglass hulls are
constructed by hand -layering fiberglass to full commercial specifications. A very
robust and rigid stringer system insures that each hull will withstand the rigors and
stresses of daily professional use.Note: specs apply to current production boats only.
Asis Ballistic craft are widely used in the following applications:
* Leisure cruising
* Touring and whale watching
* Fire, search and Rescue
* Police, marine and military patrol
8.0M RIB with "Ballistic" surface effect hull
5.1 M and 8.0M RIBs pictured below with upgrades for military and patrol duty. The 8.0M is showned with twin 250 HP Mercury Verado engines
and optional Ullman shock mitigating jockey seats.
6.5M RIB SET UP FOR OFFSHORE TROLLING AND FISHING
With the security of twin engines, the larger RIBs make for a safe and
stable fishing platform that one can rely on to get out and back with the
"big ones". The higher fuel efficiency of rigid inflatable boats will allow
fishermen to troll all day at a fraction of the fuel costs of a conventional
deep V fiberglass boat of similar size.
Pictured here with 130Lb Yellow Fin tuna caught in Hawaii