Tenders & Ribs

Tougher fabrics, lighter accessories and more powerful engines have continued the trend of making today’s tenders and RIBs more versatile than ever. For some, a RIB is their only vessel, a do-it-all wonder that is easy to operate, gentle around other boats, and filled with features that make them comfortable for all. View Southern Boating’s Tender and RIB reviews to find the right one for you.

BRIG Family Foundation

One of our Southern Boating partners, BoatTEST met with Boyd Tomkies, the president of BRIG USA. BRIG is based in Kharkiv, Ukraine, one of the hardest-hit areas during Russia’s attack on the…

Top Tenders and RIBS of 2021

Top Tenders and RIBS of 2021 Here’s a look at some of today’s top Tender and RIB builders and their models. A tender by another name is…a boat. And just like boats,…

New Highs for Highfield

New Highs for Highfield High-performance, high-quality, and high-tech are phrases that combine with the words lightweight, rugged, and durable to describe Highfield Boats’ new 2021 SPORT RIB Collection. “The big news is…

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Top 15 Tenders and RIBS

Top 15 Tenders and RIBs Here’s a look at some of today’s top Tender and RIB builders and their models. A rigid deep-V hull made from composite plastic, fiberglass or aluminum—a Rigid…

Stow your tender on the swim platform

The Right Way to Stow your Tender

It’s more fun to tour The Bahamas on your tender. Caves, coves, and shallow waters are the perfect tender setting. But how do you stow your tender when playtime is over? Tenders…

Highfield Boats OM 390

The Highfield OM 390

The Highfield OM 390 is one ‘hull’ of a RIB Sometimes my job is pretty cool and I get to test drive boats.  In this case, the Highfield OM 390. But let’s…

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Dinghy Derby

The Red Bull Riverland Dinghy Derby The Red Bull Riverland Dinghy Derby was held on Sunday, February 4, in South Australia. The event once again received record nominations with teams coming from as far…

Highfield Tender

Highfield CL260 Tender

All Highfield Tenders include the Highfield innovative aluminum transom, which takes the inflatables to the next level. Compact and economical, the Highfield CL260 is an ideal ship-to-shore tender. The extra level of comfort…

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DIY RIB Repair

Clean, restore and protect your rigid inflatable boat to extend —and enhance—its life and your enjoyment. RIB repair doesn’t have to break the bank. Because rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) are built like giant dock…

Argos Nautic 396

ARGOS NAUTIC 396

ARGOS NAUTIC 396 is a fully customizable 13-foot RIB that comfortably seats up to fi ve adults and still has room for storage. Its luxurious design features a fiberglass hull, premium crafted upholstery and functional accessories.…

Walker Bay Generation 525

Walker Bay Generation 525

Love Me Tender The Walker Bay Generation 525 pushes boundaries. The words “yachtsman” and “passion” are so often used together that I worry the emphasis is lost, like describing every boat as…

Novurania Catamaran 24 Diesel

Novurania Catamaran 24 Diesel

No matter the final destination, the Novurania Catamaran 24 Diesel  I/O gets you there in style. The yacht tender, also available with an outboard motor, has a twin-hull design and inflatable collar. An…

Rigid Inflatable Boats

Ribs To The Rescue! Imagine this thrilling scene from an action movie. A rigid inflatable boat pounds through an ocean tempest to rescue a soggy victim. Its powerful outboard churns away at…

Ribjet 10 Jet Yacht Tender

Ribjet 10 Jet Yacht Tender

Small and Mighty: Ribjet 10 Yacht Tender The Ribjet 10 Jet Yacht Tender is the first in a series of small jet yacht tenders from the American builder and utilizes an easy to…

Ribcraft-9.0

Ribcraft 9.0

Ribcraft 9.0 is Not Just for Black Ops Whether island hopping, as a yacht tender or on a secret mission… This boat turns heads. The first time I saw the new RIBCRAFT…