Performance partners

Ribco, manufacturer of premium Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), has been appointed the official chase boat partner for Wild Oats XI.

Photography by Salty Dingo

11 November 2019


The Ribco superior performance RIBs will showcase on Sydney Harbour alongside the supermaxi yacht Wild Oats XI, as it races towards line honours in the 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, commencing Boxing Day, Thursday 26 December 2019.

From luxury tender to offshore performance machine, Ribco RIBs are among the most seaworthy, versatile and well-built luxury performance RIBs available in the market today.

This makes Ribco RIBs perfectly suited to keep up with the ocean racing thoroughbred Wild Oats XI, one of the world’s fastest and technologically advanced ocean racing yachts.

Owned by the Oatley family, Wild Oats XI has been awarded line honours nine times in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and her helmsman, Mark Richards, is recognised as the race’s most successful skipper.


“Wild Oats XI is delighted to be working with Ribco in the lead up to the 2019 Rolex Sydney Hobart Race,” said Mark Richards, Skipper of Wild Oats XI.

“The Ribco boats offer the Wild Oats XI team the highest quality in performance and capability as we compete for line honours in the 75th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.”

Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia said “Ribco is excited to partner with the Wild Oats XI team”.

“Every Ribco vessel is the culmination of over two decades of design engineering and testing in the toughest conditions to ensure confident, agile and faultless operations while blasting alongside the world’s fastest racing yachts.

“Together with the Wild Oats XI team we look forward to delivering on our goals of unmatched speed, efficiency, safety and high-performance capability in the chase towards the 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.”

Ribco was founded in Athens, Greece, in 1994 from a founding passion of performance boating and the luxury of a Mediterranean deck.

Today, Ribco takes Rigid Inflatable Boat design to new heights, pushing the boundaries with every model.

With models in the Maxi RIB category from 28 feet through to 44 feet, Ribco offers the most complete range of RIBs in the market. From a relaxing ride to a high-performance offshore experience, Ribco boats are easy to handle and stand apart from the competition.



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