7.3m Centre Console D-RIB Design #109


This is the one that got away, so to speak! By this I mean this is our only fully completed design which to date has not yet been built. Originally designed during a relative lull in early 2011, she was intended to be built as a demo boat for Kanter Marine in Ontario.

The hull is a development of our earlier successful Shallow Deadrise River Jet RIB (design # 090) but has a deeper deadrise more suited to offshore work. We have kept the same general concept however, which is an open RIB with centre cockpit and loads of deck space at both ends of the vessel. Deck space is further enhanced as a result of the D-tube configuration whereby approx. 6 inches is gained along the length of the bulwarks.

The General Arrangement shows a single 300 Hp outbard but this can easily be changed to twins if required. Actually the term “Centre Console” does not fully describe the partially enclosed steering station with overhead T-Top which is also a design enhancement form a similar arrangement on design #090. The bow is rounded off in plan view as we have done on many of our later RIB designs which come alongside docks, other vessels etc in their day to day utilisation.

This design is crying out to be built, and will be suited to many roles requiring a tough, load-carrying workboat platform. What comes to mind are applications such as chaseboat, yacht club tender, short passage personnel transfer, supply boat etc. We are also considering a cabin version of this design for pleasure boat applications or even as a superyacht tender.

Please contact us if this design is of interest as we are very keen to see some of these on the water. So keen in fact that we are offering reduced pricing for the working plans/cutfiles as shown on our Stock Plans Prices webpage.

Principal Characteristics


7.59 metres – (24′ 11″)
DWL - 6.12 metres (20′ 1″)
Beam – 2.88 metres (9′ 6″)
Deadrise - 21°
Displacement – Half Load ~ 2800 kg (6173 lbs)
Power - Single 300Hp Four-Stroke Outboard Motors
Fuel Capacity - 490 litres (129 USG)
Hull Material - 5083 H116/H321 Marine-grade Aluminium Alloy