With an advanced fiberglass hull shape, this Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is quick to plane and handle with ease. The V-section slices through chop for a dry, comfortable ride. Tthe 350 model has an ultra-strong double floor. Roomy interiors afford plenty of cargo space and lightweight construction tops the performance of larger, heavier RIBs.
Built-in davit padeyes come factory installed-a feature that normally costs extra. PVC RIBs, which are manufactured from premium German Heytex fabric, are best for the cost-conscious boater who can store the boat out of the elements. The 350 has four lifting points. Boats include seat, pump, pressure gauge, oars and repair kit.
|Floor Material||Fiberglass/Marine Plywood|
|Hull Shape||V Shape|
|Maximum Weight of Rider||1320 lbs|
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Comments about West Marine Rib-350 Double Floor Pvc Inflatable Boat-gray:
While searching for a dinghy for my yacht, I came across the WM RIB 350. While I cannot directly compare it with the others, I could not pass this up when WM had it on sale. I can honestly say that I have absolutely no regrets. I wanted a tender with steering, so I rigged it up with Todd bench seats, steering console and a Suzuki 20 HP remote model. Everything worked out perfectly and the seats and console fit like a glove.
I have used it several times now and it performs very well. With a single person, it flies at close to 25 mph. Even loaded with 4, it still planes easily and runs at 21+. I've also had it in large open water with light chop and it rides at full cruise and stays dry. Overall, I am very happy with it's performance.
I obviously cannot rate the long term dependability, but initial quality seems good. There are no leaks and no unsecured pieces. The only non positive obversation I have is that it seems the transom freeboard is a bit low for a RIB that's rated to handle up to a 25HP outboard. I mounted a Suzuki 20 that only weighs 106 lbs and the water line seems high. I would not want to mount a modern 4-stroke 25HP that are weighing an additional 60 plus lbs. I think that would be a bit much for this transom.
In comparison to other brands, I came in considerable cheaper with the WM RIB 350 and did the rigging myself. Purchasing a fully rigged RIB in this size from one of the other brands would have cost many thousands more. This is a good choice.