Diab Divinycell Airship RIB

Airship RIBs - made with a passion for performance

14 September, 2017

Airship RIBs successfully combine the proven advantages of rigid inflatable boats, state-of-the-art composite technology and a stepped hull design to create a quiet, safe and dry boat ride in all open water conditions.

Airship RIB boats 
Airship RIBs were the idea of three veterans from the high-performance offshore power boat racing circuit. Incorporating their experience and extensive knowledge into all of the Airship boats, Jim Dyke, Steve Neeley and Dominic Visconsi, Jr. continue to oversee the construction of the Airship boats on the shore of Lake Erie in Ohio, USA. 

Strong and lightweight
Suitable for recreational fishing, diving and family fun, as well as for Marine, Coastguard, and Maritime Law Enforcement, Airship offers the stable ride and simplified maintenance that one can expect from a RIB. However, the company has taken the construction one step further. With the use of breakthrough hull design and the latest lamination technology, Airship RIBs are exceptionally strong, light-weight, extremely maneuverable and virtually indestructible. This is made possible with the use of moisture-resistant Diab foam coring. The hull and deck are vacuum-infused with vinylester resin, a method that eliminates voids and creates a superior resin-to-glass ratio. 

Airship RIB 330 with Diab foam core and vinylester resin

The newest addition to the company’s series is the Airship RIB 330. With an overall length of 10 meters (33’) and with a maximum horsepower rating of 800, this inflatable boat combines style, performance, sea keeping ability and excellent operational economy. Airship RIB's 330 is a completely new design featuring a 25 degree deadrise and twin stepped hull. It was constructed with the proven method of vacuum resin infusion, incorporating Diab foam core and vinylester resin. This method produces a very light weight hull and deck with an incredibly strong composite structure. The lightness of the material allows for greater speed, even with reduced power. During testing and sea trials of the 330, it was possible to plane the boat and maintain a 25 knot cruising speed with only one of its twin engines in operation.