OceanTV was on board for the major highlights of the 2018 Sydney International Boat Show. Scott Alle spoke to former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on why bought a Ribco and why it’s opened a whole world of boating for him and his family.
Ribco, a leader in premium Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs) across the Mediterranean, officially launched in Australia on the Marina at the Sydney International Boat Show. To coincide with the launch, legendary cricketer, Michael Clarke has been announced among the first in Australia to acquire the high performance Ribco RIB.
The Ribco range of RIBs are at the forefront of a growing trend of versatile tenders and day boats that are defying typical definitions. No longer are tenders just a way of getting to another boat, but are used for their own separate qualities and enjoyed by owners as practical transport and luxurious all-rounders.
According to Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia, “With the ever growing demand for genuinely offshore capable luxury RIBs in Australia, the Ribco range of vessels are perfectly positioned to enter as the most seaworthy, versatile and well-built luxury performance RIBs available in the market today.”
From superyacht tender to luxury day-boat and offshore performance machine, Ribco RIBs span the spectrum of versatility and can be customised to suit the owners’ lifestyle.
This was certainly the appeal for Michael Clarke, 43rd Test captain of Australia and new Ribco ambassador, when he decided to acquire a Ribco performance vessel.
“As a long time boating enthusiast, I was on the search for a vessel with exceptional seaworthiness and handling when I came across Ribco on Sydney Harbour.
The amazing finishes and performance of the Ribco 28ST are simply unbeatable.
From the perfect center console driving position and the way the stepped hull handles, to the quality of the inflatable tubes, ample storage and seating space the Ribco 28ST over delivers in every aspect,” says Clarke.