Driving force

Tecnorib has expanded its reach to Bulgaria and the Middle East for its Pirelli RIB ranges.

Photography by Tecnorib/Pirelli

22 November 2017


Tecnorib has added two new dealers to its global network of representatives and distributors. The high-performance RIB company will now be working with BG Yachting in Bulgaria and SF Yachts across the Middle East, for the sale of the company’s models designed in collaboration with Pirelli.

SF Yachts is headquartered in Dubai but will be representing Tecnorib across the region. BG Yachting is based in the city of Nessebar, a coastal city located on the shores of the Black Sea; it is known for its dealership with a number of prestige car brands.

Since 2005, Pirelli has created a number of models with Tecnorib and Mannerfelt Design Team, the latest of which has been the well-received Pirelli 1900 flagship after its launch earlier in the year and debut at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival.

As a reinterpretation of the 14-metre 1400, the 18.5-metre Pirelli 1900 is a rugged and performance-focused rigid-hulled inflatable boat that achieves impressive velocities. With a cruising speed of 30 knots, it tops out at 45 knots, powered by twin 800hp MAN i6 inboard engines and a 2,000-litre fuel tank capacity.


The Pirelli 1900’s beam is 5.0 metres while it has a maximum height of 3.7 metres, with a hardtop offering shelter from the sun and wind for the driver and passengers located on the lounges and sunpads to the aft. There is also a practical swimming platform to the aft which assists with easy embarkation and disembarkation of passengers.

A sunbathing area forward of the cockpit by the bow provides a place for relaxation when at anchor, while the RIB’s tubes display the wet-weather tyre tread pattern for which Pirelli is well known.

Below decks there is a galley and dining area with a dinette (which converts to an additional berth) as well as two bathrooms and a master double cabin by the bow as well as an additional double cabin, taking its accommodation capacity to four. A technical room on the starboard aft can be converted to a third crew cabin if specified. Interior design for the Pirelli 1900 has been provided by AM Architettura design studio.

The Pirelli 1900 is by no means a shrinking violet on the water, available in grey and orange or full-black colourways. It would make an eye-catching chase boat for a superyacht, or an adrenaline-fuelled day boat in its own right.


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