The Incredible "CRIB"

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Forget everything you've heard about Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIB's). Yes, they do offer an incredibly dry and stable ride on water, but when you've finished using it, you're still stuck with a boat hull that takes up as much space as any other boat hull!
The all-new CRIB folds down to just SIX INCHES flat and weighs 50% less than a comparable length RIB, making transportation and handling much easier
The CRIB uses the incredibly strong, near indestructible PortaBote hull with inflatable tubes manufactured by SOTAR corporation. The PortaBote hull is far less susceptible to damage from rocks or reefs than the RIB's fibreglass hull with gel coat.
The CRIB also has greater interior volume for the same length as a RIB, so you can carry much more gear.

(To see a video of the CRIB in action, check out http://youtu.be/H4wOaGWf_Hs)

What About the Tubes?

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These are manufactured for by SOTAR Corporation - known worldwide for their nearly indestructible whitewater inflatable rafts.
Made exclusively from Lexatron, an almost impenetrable material that is also approved and used by the US Military. Not glued together like ordinary Hypalon or PVC tubes, but ultrasonically heat welded to provide many years of carefree enjoyment. Lexatron is also much more UV resistant then Hypalon or PVC so the CRIB will last many years longer in constant outdoor use

Are They Safe and Stable?

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Most other RIBs and inflatables have grey or black colour tubes, but the CRIB uses bright yellow flotation chambers so they're easily seen by other water users. And with 5 air chambers - 3 on the perimeter tubes and one per seat - the CRIB is virtually unsinkable. Even if you managed to deflate ALL of the air chambers you would still be able to motor home in the PortaBote hull.
The mega-tough CRIB is also extremely stable with an exceptionally wide beam for it's length. Snorkelers, scuba divers or swimmers can easily enter or exit over the side tubes. Then when the waves pick up and it's time to head for home, you'll have the added reassurance of being in one of the strongest hulls and tube combinations on the market.

What Are The CRIB Specifications and Dimensions?

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PortaBote "CRIB"
10' CRIB
12' CRIB
14' CRIB
16' CRIB
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Length Overall (Folded)

10'0"
3.05m

12'2"
3.71m

14'0"
4.27m

16'0"
4.88m

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Folded Thickness

6"
15.4cm

6"
15.4cm

6"
15.4cm

6"
15.4cm

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Folded Width

25"
0.63m

25"
0.63m

25"
0.63m

25"
0.63m

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Interior Beam
(Width when open)

60"
1.52m

60"
1.52m

60"
1.52m

60"
1.52m

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Draft on Water

4"
11.4cm

4"
11.4cm

4"
11.4cm

4"
11.4cm

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Depth Midships

24"
0.61m

24"
0.61m

24"
0.61m

24"
0.61m

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Hull Weight

107lbs
48.5kgs

138lbs
62.6kgs

145lbs
66kgs

165lbs
75kgs

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Number of Seats

2

2

3

4

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Number of Persons

3 - 4 Persons

4 Persons

5 Persons

7 Persons

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Capacity
(Persons, motor and gear)

890lbs
404kgs

1170lbs
531kgs

1340lbs
608kgs

1614lbs
733kgs

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Maximum Outboard Engine

9.9hp

15hp

20hp

20hp

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Shaft Length
(Short shaft)

15"
0.38m

15"
0.38m

15"
0.38m

15"
0.38m

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Electric Outboard Maximum Size

Any size

Any size

Any size

Any size

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Electric Outboard Shaft Length

30" - 36"
0.76m - 0.91m

30" - 36"
0.76m - 0.91m

30" - 36"
0.76m - 0.91m

30" - 36"
0.76m - 0.91m


Will the CRIB Be Available In The UK?

The CRIB will be supplied and distributed in the UK by IntraMore Ltd in Lowestoft.
Our contact details are;
IntraMore Ltd, 15 Cooke Close, Lowestoft, Suffolk NR33 7NW
Tel/Fax: 01502 563595
Mobile: 07990 554292
Email: IntraMore@SpamCop.net
Website: www.IntraMore.co.uk

Availability


We have two 12' CRIBs available for display, demonstration and testing. Please contact us if you'd like to see the CRIB and maybe even try it on the water.
We hope to have the 12' and possibly the 14' CRIBs available for sale in the UK during 2014. The 8' and the 16' CRIBs are not expected to be available for sale to the general public until after 2015

Prices


The prices below are based on current retail prices in the US, and should be used as a rough guide only. Final UK retail prices will depend on the £-$ exchange rate at the time of purchase, together with import costs and indicative future demand.
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Model
UK Price - (excludes VAT)
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16' CRIB

£6163

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14' CRIB

£5996

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12' CRIB

£5829

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10' CRIB

£5746