The RIB 55' represents a new FB Design challenge in the high performance boats world. This RIB uses the same hull of FB 55' but 60 cm larger. This hull has been two times Superboat World Champion and now is adopted by Italian "Guardia di Finanza" for a high speed interceptor class.
The standard version proposes a closed hardtop open on the back and 6 Tecno G10 Seats, galley, toilet and cabin. A different configuration can be with an open hardtop and long cockpit, 2 Tecno Double seats, galley, toilet and cabin.
The RIB 55’ is a high-performance boat based on a V-multistepped hull, tested in competitions at speeds over 100 mph, in very rough waters. The tail shape is designed for the installation of ZF T 3200, rudders S 2500 T and trim tabs ZF Trimax 600 I. With a max beam of 3.89 meters and a length of 16.7 meters, the boat is basically a narrow beam boat, for better rough water performances. Rib 55’ has a very good manoeuverability thanks to:
- narrow beam
- integrated tail with good reverse penetration
- integrated tabs
- low lateral wind effect
- trim tabs
- lateral inflatable collar to stabilize the boat in turns
The central tunnel of the tail bottom keeps the boat planing even at very low speed and allows the stern stair building. The bow is designed with an anti-stuff nose developed during many years of racing experience.The deck comprises:
- Steering and Genset Compartment (the steering and genset compartments form one watertight compartment)
- Engine Room with a hatch fitted with two air intakes for engine room ventilation
- Open Cockpit, with a wheelhouse
- Cabin Compartment
- Storage Compartment (with liferaft)
- Anchor Locker, at bow
The console is a moulded part bolted onto the deck. The wiring of the individual instruments can be accessed by unscrewing the respective instrument plate.