by Dom Wiseman

AB Inflatables make a range of inflatable boats suitable for tenders or more demanding sports style boating. To date they have crafted quality rigid inflatable boats with in fibreglass or aluminium bottomed hulls rigged for outboard power. Their newest addition takes all the experience they have gained across the existing range and adds it to a new jet powered range.

The new ABJet RIB range is available in 330, 380 and 445 tender models. The 330 is 3.30 metres overall with a beamy and stable 1.72m width. It is powered by a 100 hp Rotax 4 Stroke jet engine and comes in at 350 kilograms. The flagship is the 445 modle which is 4.44 metres in length. It also adds a 150 hp Rotax engine for more power. All the boats are rated to 5 people max.

The ABJet is marries its stunning performance with the luxurious style, comfort, safety and unparalleled quality craftsmanship that AB Inflatables is known for worldwide. The hull is a fibreglass construction and the boat can be used as a tender or sport boat. Regardless, it is a thrill to drive. Its design provides responsive handling that brings back the joy of the first time behind the wheel. Yet the ABJET incorporates perfect balance, stability and weight distribution for a smooth, comfortable and dry ride.

Ample, spacious seating and a wide range of accessories offer comfort beyond expectations for passengers. The inviting, ergonomic centre console enables the driver to safely navigate while being included in the fun of those onboard. You can add optional synthetic teak floor or a stereo and bimini for sun protection. There are even onboard LED lights adding a little refinement to the boat.

The sophisticated and sporty ABJet is no doubt a great looking RIB. Crafted with the highest standard, the prestigious ABJET is sleek and stylish, and unlike any boat on the water today.

The new boats are set to be unveiled at Sanctuary Cove this year.