Most yacht tenders have typically been one type or another, but rigid inflatable boat, also known as RIBs, have become a very popular tender choice for yacht owners. One part rigid fiberglass bottom and one part rubber (and the like) materials, these types of vessels offer a far more superior experience on the water, especially for those who use it to go snorkeling, fishing, gaulkholing, and more.
In this article, we are going to take a look at the BRIG Falcon Tender lineup and discuss some of its advantages that make this a class leader model on the market.
The Falcon is where quality, safety, and performance meet in a rigid inflatable boat. On the water, they offer a sense of adventure for thrill seekers but also can take you to some of the most relaxing remote beaches on the planet. This virtually unsinkable vessel is great to take to a free dive spot and anchor out with or can do the work of titans by running back and forth to land for supplies and provisioning trips.
There are several models of the Falcon to all uniquely designed depending on the needs of the boater. Some need a more simplistic option with room for just a few people while others seek a more luxurious experience with the stability and smooth ride from dock to megayacht. Choose between seating for four or a layout that 9-passengers can enjoy.
The deck space on the Falcons is impressive, allowing people to freely walk to their seat or load it up with gear like water toys, dive equipment and water skis. There is also storage option in each model which grows in space depending on the size of vessel chosen. Let’s discover some of the size options that boaters can choose from in the Falcon Lineup.
The smallest option (the Falcon 300) is roughly 9-feet in length and weighs just 430 pounds with engine mounted. It has the signature BRIG Deep V-hull design, rigid and ready to cut through various water conditions. On the opposite end of the Falcon lineup is the largest tender option (the Falcon 480) which is nearly 16-feet long, weighs about 940 pounds with a max payload of 2645. Between the two bookend models are the Falcon 330, Falcon 360, Falcon 380, and Falcon 420. Each one will give you a different seat layout, storage capability, and power options to suit your on-water needs.
Advantages of a Rigid Inflatable Boat Tender
These watercrafts have plenty of advantages, and we are going to break down the most popular reasons to get a RIB vessel as your next tender.
Lightweight – One of the best features of a rigid inflatable boat is that it is lightweight while still sitting low in the water. The design, with its rigid bottom, gives the vessel a low center of gravity but without the weight of full fiberglass models.
Stable – We love these watercrafts for their stable and smooth ride. Not only are they nearly unsinkable but they are technically designed to keep passengers feeling safe and dry. This is a real win for families with smaller children.
Maneuvering – Inflatables that don’t have a rigid bottom don’t hold their course well. They are more susceptible to the water conditions which can toss around passengers and make for a bumpy ride. RIB vessels eliminate that with the rigid v-hull allowing the person driving more control over the boat.
Safety – One element BRIG is very proud of is their commitment to building safe boats. Every detail of our inflatable vessels has been reviewed, tested and rechecked for quality and safety. This is just one more reason why BRIG boats are number one in many areas of the world, and soon to be right here in America.
Ready to see a BRIG Falcon for yourself? Come see the lineup at a retailer near you and learn about why these vessels are the gold standard in the marine industry.