Three main categories of inflatable boats exist on the market. The Rigid Inflatable Boat (R.I.B), Performance Rigid Roll-ups and the Collapsible models.
The RIBs offer higher performance capability and stability as a sport boat. In comparison to standard aluminum or fiberglass boats, RIBs are lighter in weight and provide higher performance with a smaller size engine. They provide virtually maintenance free use and are very popular both as tenders and sport boats. We recommend a fiberglass hull with gel coat over an aluminum hull for a RIB.