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British manufacturer of professional grade RIBs expands global presence

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British manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats expands global presence

Melbourne, Australia - February  2023 - Ribcraft, a leading global manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats, has announced they will be opening their new office location in Melbourne, Australia, in line with their expansive business plan and growth strategy.

With manufacturing facilities in the UK, USA and Middle East, Ribcraft's new distribution office in Australia will help to support the company's presence in the region, enabling further market penetration for its renowned commercial, military and leisure RIBs.

Founded in Great Britain over 30 years ago, Ribcraft has gained an enviable reputation as a leading global manufacturer of robust professional rigid inflatable boats. Ribcraft's extensive range includes RIBs designed for a wide range of applications, with a broad client base from government organizations to commercial, sea-safari, search and rescue, coaching, safety and support, police and patrol, to leisure and military applications.

Built to the highest quality standards, featuring the acclaimed Ribcraft signature GRP deep V hull and heavy-duty Hypalon inflation tubes, Ribcraft RIBs range from 3.5 to 12.5m and can be custom designed to exact requirements, with open layout configuration, partially enclosed cabin or fully enclosed wheelhouses.

"The growing demand for Ribcraft professional grade RIBs from a number of Australian commercial and leisure customers has prompted Ribcraft to expand its footprint in Australia. This is an extremely exciting time for Ribcraft, and we are proud to be making this global expansion, "states Toby Adams, CEO at Ribcraft. The move follows some of the company's most recent innovations, including a new leisure range, sustainable composite construction and emissions free propulsion solutions.

Toby Adams continues, "Thanks to our comprehensive and ever increasing global footprint, as well as our highly dedicated teams, we can deliver unique solutions to the clients - not only in Australia but on a global scale." The new office in Melbourne will be Ribcraft's first Australian office dedicated to the distribution of professional, military and leisure range of custom-made, heavy-duty RIBs in the region.

Ribcraft has appointed Adelina Florescu as the new Managing Director for Ribcraft Australia.
Adelina brings extensive experience in managing commercial and leisure customer accounts, as well as government tenders in the Middle East and Europe.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be part of this expansion and look forward to bringing Ribcraft to the Australian market and securing new partnership opportunities that continue to pave the way forward. The future certainly looks promising for Ribcraft and I am excited to play a key role in the company's next phase of growth." Adelina says.

For more information about the Ribcraft range .

Press details:For further company details, contact Adelina Florescu,
Photo captions: 

First pic: Ribcraft 12.5 PRO Wheelhouse Police Patrol RIB 
Second pic: Ribcraft 9.0 PRO Open Security Patrol RIB


Notes to Editors:

Ribcraft was founded in the late eighties and has since gained an enviable reputation as the leading British builder of reliable and superbly manufactured rigid boats (RIBS). Ribcraft is an international pioneer in the RIB industry, a commercial RIB manufacturer, with leisure and defence divisions.

Ribcraft is one of the only British manufacturers to design and construct the entire boat in-house. This ensures we have total quality control of all aspects of the manufacture, offering high standard of finish and attention to detail.

Ribcraft manufactures hull sizes from 3.5 to 12.5 meters, for leisure, commercial and military applications worldwide. Whether the mission calls for an open deck for work space and gear, a partially enclosed cabin or wheelhouse for all weather protection, Ribcraft RIBs are versatile platforms that can be configured to support any mission.

Every RIB we build is configured for its specific mission. Load capacity, speed requirements, agility manoeuvrability and stability are all matched to the mission. Each has a robust construction, reinforcement at critical areas, state of the art design according to latest technologies and innovations. They are then fully customised with a host of colour options, layouts, consoles, seating configuration and engine choices.

Designed with professionals in mind and built to the highest commercial standards, Ribcraft places great emphasis on durability and quality craftsmanship of each and every boat. With multi-chambered Hypalon tubes, reinforced hulls and pressure relief valves, Ribcraft RIBs are built for 24/7 commercial use regardless of the customer

RC 16 (Feb 2023)