Originally designed for and widely used by the military, first responders and yacht clubs, the 4.8 is sought after by recreational customers for its superior handling and performance for a craft this size. The RIBCRAFT 4.8 employs RIBCRAFT's trademark deep V hull and features a solid fiberglass hull with a full width composite stringer system that provides for increased hull strength without increasing the boat's overall weight. Incorporating the qualities of exceptional safety, design, and reliability, the 4.8 planes with ease, corners without skidding and provides a smooth stable ride. The high bow sheer combined with aggressive hull design provides great sea keeping capabilities in rough and confused seas.
Using only the best materials, the RIBCRAFT 4.8's heavy duty tubes are among the best, most reliable in the industry. With redundancy and reliability an essential component of the RIBCRAFT design, the 4.8 is designed to perform and plane without the tube.