The Vripack-drawn Ribbon 45 SC…

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The Vripack-drawn Ribbon 45 SC…

Design

The studio’s brief was to create a RIB that didn’t look like a RIB.

AUGUST 2011

The Vripack design brief from fellow Dutch company Ribbon Yachts was to create big RIB that didn’t look like a RIB. Note the more usual continuous RIB collar is actually cut in two, with fore and aft tubes actually separated vertically. With the forward one placed at deck level, it creates a muscled shoulder amidships. The aft collar is placed low at waterline level emphasizing the muscle.
The only other client stipulation to the design team for this day-boat/runaround was for the end result to be a obviously macho big boy’s toy; there's no question that requiremenbt has not been fulfilled judging by these renderings.
Her vacuum-infused composite construction was co-engineered by Vripack and boatbuilder Contest Yachts.
She will be pushed along by twin 600hp Cummins QSC diesels and Rolls-Royce Kamewa water-jets.

Basic Spec – Ribbon 45 SC...
LOA: 13.79m (45ft 2in)
Max Beam: 3.92m (12ft 9in)
Draught: 0.73m (2ft 4in)
Engines: 2 x 600hp Cummins QSCs
Propulsion: Rolls-Royce Kamewa water-jets
Max Speed: 43 knots
Certification: CE Category ‘B’
Classification: Lloyd’s
Design: Vripack
Construction: Vacuum-infused composite

For more, www.vripack.com and www.ribbonyachts.nl

© Phil Draper