Finding the Right Tender for Your Boat, by Chris Caswell (continued)
From one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rigid inflatables and introduced at the 2016 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, the Brig F380HT was designed to be the lightest RIB in its class. With the weight of the F380HT at less than 800 pounds, including the maximum 40-horsepower Honda outboard, it can be easily lifted aboard with a small davit or hydraulic platform. It has a payload of 1,760 pounds, or six people, and features an offset console and a mix of seating. With a length of 12 feet 5 inches, it has four built-in lifting points as well as Hypalon tubes capped by hard ends with non-slip steps for boarding from the water. The deep-vee hull is self-bailing and includes a sturdy bow towing ring.
Brig USA, 954-692-8333; brigusa.com