Modern Ship & Shipbuilding Terminology

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RIB: Rigid Inflatable Boat. A RIB provides buoyancy and stability through its inflatable collar, and performance and handling by having a rigid fiberglass or aluminium hull. RIB's are used for multiple applications such as military, rescue, sports and as yacht tenders.

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