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102 NEW LAUNCHINGS
New RIBs from Smuggler, Buccaneer, Penguin, King Water Craft and Lancer.
106 RIBS – FIRST CHOICE FOR COASTGUARD
New Zealand’s Coastguard eet of 75 vessels is almost all made up of RHIBs and it’s easy to see why. Robyn Visser looks at why they are such an important asset to New Zealand’s most important maritime rescue organisation.
112 REVIEW – SEALEGS 9000 INTERCEPTOR
Freddy Foote checks out the biggest RIB yet from Sealegs, the world’s foremost amphibious boat manufacturer.
118 BUYERS GUIDE TO 6M CC RIBS
If you are in the market for a large tender or sports RIB for diving or shing, then something around 6m could be ideal. We check out a dozen popular centre console models.
136 REVIEW – AGAPI 800
Stylish, smart and contemporary the Swedish designed Agapi 800 is an exceptionally comfortable RIB for day cruising or weekend trips. Text by Freddy Foote.
142 THE NEXT GENERATION
JP RIBS is one of the hottest new RIB builders in the country and they are fast making a name for themselves worldwide. At the Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show they released two of their newest models.
146 THUNDERCAT RACING
Thundercat racing has been a popular sport in New Zealand and around the world for many years. If you are an adrenaline junkie, this just might be something for you next summer.
124 REVIEW – SMUGGLER 780 SUPERSPORT
Smuggler Marine’s new 780 SuperSport is their rst ever full dual console bow rider and was one of the most exciting new boats at this year’s Hutchwilco NZ Boat Show. Barry Thompson checks it out.
130 DIVING FROM A RIB
You can dive from anything that oats and while some boats are more suitable than others, when it comes to RIBs of any size, they are the perfect vessel. Ron Czerniak explains why.