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Argos Nautic Launches New 10-foot, Semi-Custom RIB with Lots of Flair

Here’s a new 10-foot RIB from Argos Nautic that will make you think you’re behind the wheel of an Alfa or a Ferrari on the water. The new semi-custom Argos Nautic 305 Yachting is indeed a combination of luxury (see the Isottta steering wheel, above) and all-out-fun performance, all in a center console RIB that seats four. On the new Argos Nautic, the console is offset to starboard, with a full-beam plush seat aft and another on the bow. The RIB was drawn by Facheris Design in Bradenton, Florida, and comes with premium upholstery, a Fusion sound system, teak deck…

Cruising Life
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New, Prize-Winning RIB that Flies on Two Adjustable Foils

Here’s a first: A flying RIB, or more precisely, a RIB that is able to fly on two foils built into the hull. Developed by SEAir on a Zodiac Pro 5.5 hull, the flying RIB just won the 2017 Innovation Award at the Nautic Paris Boat Show. SEAir has been working for two years to perfect the foils, which are full integrated into the Zodiac’s deep-V, fiberglass hull and move up and down in a shaft, with an adjustable angle of attack. The Zodiac Pro 5.5 is 18 feet long with an 8’4” beam and powered by a Yamaha F115-hp…

Gear
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New Argos 10-Foot RIB Looks Good, Seats Four

The video below gives a good look at the new Argos Nautic 305 Yachting tender, which manages to both look good and have a lot of room for passengers and gear. Indeed, the company says it seats four, which is remarkable for its size. The new upscale center console rigid inflatable boat has a 5’7″ beam and weighs only 750 pounds, so it’s relatively easy to lift up to a boat deck, to davits on a swim platform or to stow in a larger boat’s garage. With a 40-hp outboard, the boat tops out at 31 knots, and comes on…