Lightweight Ribeye Tenders are ideally suitable for beaching roles, typical for long-term tender use. Such smaller boats are much more likely to be dragged onto beaches or slipways where gravel, shingle and hard surfaces can be less than friendly to GRP hulls, which can be prone to deep scratching and the wear and tear of frequent abrasion. Aluminium hulls will take the punishment year after year.
Ribeye aluminium Tenders are roomy, strong and robust, yet light and easy to transport. The smaller models can be transported easily on a roof rack or motorhome roof. All models can be davit hung, stowed on the swim platform or towed astern.
Because of their light weight they are a real alternative for those who may have chosen an inflatable in the past for getting to and from a larger boat but would prefer a hard hull.
Tiller steering is standard on all models but an attractive range of consoles can be fitted for use with higher hp for remote use. There are three types within the range:
- TL: Super light & strong. Single skin
- TS: Super light & strong. Double skin. Console options available