Sailing Support: XS Ribs Specifically for Rescue & Coaching Roles
XS Ribs have a very long association with supplying craft specifically tailored for the various Rescue / Coaching / Committee boat roles that are required in the modern sailing world.
We understand what is required of the craft as we have long associations with people like the RYA, WYA, SYA as well as sailing clubs like Parkstone, Hayling Island, Dalgetty Bay, Strangford Loch. RNI, Royal Cork etc etc.
Below we have detailed the more commonly used craft, obviously any of our craft can be tailored to suit a precise application but the ones shown are the most commonly used.
XS 460 / 450 CLUB RESCUE:
These craft are ideally suited to inland and sheltered coastal waters, they have good useable deck area that will allow someone to be laid down on the deck, they are very stable at rest and at speed. This craft is designed to perform well with motors from 25 hp and depending on the application the craft will also perform well with 40-50-60 hp motors.
The 450 is 2 m beam with 43 cm tubes and the 460 2.2 m beam with 50 cm tubes.
We have a range of specific "sailing" accessories such as Tow posts, rescue recovery systems, extra tube protection.
XS 500 CLUB RESCUE:
The XS 500 shares the same hull shape as the XS 460 but the extra length really helps in "open water" The High sheer bow and deep V hull at the bow also gives this craft a dry and soft ride in the sea.
The hull shape is easily driven and this craft will work well with 40-50-60 hp engines.
The XS 500 has more room for extra seating and we also have a wide range of sailing specific options such as tow posts and extra tube cladding. With tubes hard in the water at rest this craft offers great stability and is an ideal "working platform"
Here is a sample quote for a "XS 500 Club Rescue Package" with a trailer and 50 hp motor.
XS 600 / 545 / 515 CLUB RESCUE:
These are Deep V Hull craft well suited to open water applications.
Yet the craft is still easily driven by "economic" engines. The V of the hull and the high bow give this craft a soft and dry ride whilst still maximising stability at rest and at speed.
The 545 & 515 share the same hull shape and bean an 2.2 m The 600 is a wider craft at 2.6 m that can take a side by double console