Sydney, Australia – July 26, 2019: Ribco, a leader in premium high-performance Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs), will celebrate their first anniversary debut in Australia by showcasing the SailGP Team Australia special edition Ribco R28s and VIP flagship Ribco Venom 44, on the Marina at the Sydney International Boat Show (SIBS), 1st – 5th August.
Ribco was chosen as the official chase boat partner for the Australian SailGP Team. The Ribco range of RIBs were showcased alongside the turbo-charged foiling F50-class catamarans during the inaugural global SailGP race on Sydney Harbour, 15th – 16th February 2019.
At the upcoming SIBS event, Ribco will showcase the custom-built high performance SailGP Team Australia R28s, fitted with four jockey seats and one 400hp Mercury Racing Outboard, and the VIP flagship Venom 44 which is in 2D survey with a 10-person + 2-crew capacity and fitted with three 350 hp Mercury Verado engines. The SailGP R28s and Venom 44 vessels will feature as part of the Standen Marine exhibit area, located at Stand M63 on the Darling Harbour Marina.
According to Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia, “Over the last twelve months Ribco has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to deliver the local market a range of RIBs that are unmatched in luxury, detail, speed, efficiency, safety and high-performance capability. As the official SailGP Australia chase boats, both the SailGP special edition R28s and VIP flagship Venom 44 embody Ribco’s dedication to quality, engineering and testing to ensure confident, agile and faultless operations while blasting alongside turbo-charged foiling F50-class catamarans.”