Its great to see yet another launching, this time from Conrad who lives in Malta (Europe) and is RipTide XR-457
I'm back and I'm suuuuuper happy.
I own one of the best boats in the world ! What a boat guys!
She performs like a 21' or better. 15 kts wind and she performed very well against wind and the water.
Just a little throttle and she's on the plane in just a second. 11 kts and she's on the plane. 5000 RPM doing 28 kts.
Very economical boat. She is a small boat with a lion heart.
As with all our designs, the RipTide XR-457 is engineered to "class rules" or commercial standards as a Strip Plank composite design.
In our case, we use ABS or the American Bureau of Shipping scantlings.
The safety standard we use is either the USCG standard or the ABYC standard for safety requirements for compliance
Here's a couple of photo's of Conrad's build.
What a awesome boat mate !!!