Zodiac Unveils Open 5.5 RIB

The Zodiac Open 5.5 RIB is a 17-foot, deep-V design.

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Zodiac's Open 5.5 RIB has a deep-V hull form and can handle up to 130 hp.Zodiac

Zodiac has premiered its Open 5.5 RIB, a 17-foot, deep-V design able to carry 12 people, including the skipper.

The Open 5.5 RIB has five airtight compartments and maximum outboard power of 130 horsepower.

“With its highly stable hull and tube, the Open 5.5 offers comfort and extra-large cargo storage,” Zodiac Nautic North America President Gary Durnan stated in a press release. “Its versatility and performance make this RIB well-suited for a variety of activities, including fishing, diving, water-skiing and cruising.”

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The builder reports the ability to carry up to 12 passengers. From a sun pad to stowage, the Zodiac 5.5 Open RIB packs a lot into the boat's 17-foot-7-inch length overall.Zodiac

What is Zodiac's nickname for the Open 5.5 RIB: The builder is calling it a "Swiss-Army knife of a boat."

Quick specs:
Length overall: 17'7"
Beam: 8'4"
Max hp: 130
Passengers: 12
Displ.: 1,290 lbs.