by Dom Wiseman

Ribco, the luxury RIB builder is set for a very busy boat show season.

Starting with the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous on the Gold Coast, from 17-19 May, Ribco will then head straight to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) from 23-26 May. The jewel of their range of vessels to be displayed in sunny Queensland is the new 2019 Ribco Venom 44.

The Venom 44 has been deemed the ultimate tender and luxury day boat. At 13.5-metres, the vessel is very stylish, with a new spacious deck design, made from hand-laid teak and generous rear sun lounges. Powered by three 300hp Mercury Verado V8 engines, the Venom 44 moves with confidence, speed and is a very capable vessel.

The Venom 44 has a seven-bulkhead solid fibreglass hull construction and can hold up against eight force winds and four metre waves. With a Category B certification, the Venom 44 can travel 200-nautical-miles offshore making it a true offshore vessel.

Featuring two large sleeping cabins, the Ribco Venom 44 has a large centre console, which conceals the spacious toilet and shower space. It also includes a wet bar and fridge, a Nespresso machine and a top-of-the-line JL Audio system.

Oliver Workman of Ribco Australia commented on the outstanding capability of the Venom 44.

“Ribco is committed to continue to showcase our growing range of luxury RIBS with the release of new vessel models that are unmatched in luxury, detail, speed, efficiency, safety and high-performance capability. The next generation 2019 Venom 44 embodies Ribco’s unwavering commitment to quality, engineering and testing to ensure confident, agile and faultless operations while at sea.” Workman stated.

Also on display at the Australian Superyacht Rendezvous and SCIBS events, will be two custom-built vessels from Ribco, including the silver-grey 2019 Seafarer 36 with two white cowling 350hp Mercury Verados, and a special edition R28s fitted with four jockey seats and 400hp Mercury Racing outboard.