Island RIBs have announced the signing of a distribution agreement with St Malo-based Nautilots (SARL). The first RIB sold under the agreement was handed over to Nautilots representatives at the Yachtmarket.com Southampton Boat Show 2017.
This is a significant achievement for the Isle of Wight manufacturer, still only three years into production. At their workshops in East Cowes, Island RIBs design, manufacture and assemble RIBs from 7.0m to 10m in length. The first boat to leave the workshops for France was an Island 7.5 powered by a Suzuki DF250AP petrol outboard engine. The RIB made short work of the choppy seas, arriving in Cherbourg 3 hours 30 minutes after departing from the boat show.