Since an inflatable tends to be a lighter weight boat, many people wonder about how much horsepower they actually need to satisfy their on water adventures. While this is a rather personal preference type decision, there are some factors to consider that will help boaters make the right choice for them. While RIBs are most definitely lighter in weight, they still need max horsepower and torque to perform their best.
In general, there are three factors to consider first when getting the right horsepower engine.
- Define the purpose and how the vessel will be used.
- Select an engine that complies with the safety rating for the vessel being purchased.
- Consider your budget and meeting the safety and minimal requirements for the boat.
Armed with the basics, now let’s look at some of the other contributing factors that might lead buyers to the right engine choice.