Island RIBs new 7.5m RIB receives RCD Design Category B certification for 10 persons

Our new 7.5m RIB design has been certified by the independent body, HPi verification systems, as conforming to the requirements of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) Design Category B for a crew of 10. The certification process involves testing of stability and buoyancy, shown in this image.

Category B is defined in the RCD as “Offshore: Designed for offshore voyages where conditions up to, and including Wind force 8 and significant wave heights up to, and including 4m may be experienced. “ It is the highest design category possible for a RIB and is evidence of the seaworthiness of the vessel.