Ballistic 5.5m RIB (C)

A popular safety boat 

The Ballistic 5.5m, and the larger 6.0m RIB, are a popular choice of safety boat for training centres, boat clubs and watersports activity centres.

With plenty of space to carry and lay training marks and buoys, it has four jockey seats. This complies with the RYA requirements for safety boat work for commercial training centres.

Practical and robust, its size makes it handy for ferrying people out to their boats. Large enough to carry a group of trainees, the on board seating space is flexible.  With easily removable seats, the RIB is easily modified to carry a wheelchair on board too.

Strong, stable and high manoeuvrable, the Ballistic 5.5m Commercial RIB is also a handy workboat for marina operators and harbour authorities.


  • Heavy duty ORCA Hypalon tubes with grab handles
  • Foam filled GRP hull
  • Strong GRP deck and chassis
  • Moulded deck


  • Petrol outboard
  • Batteries + isolator switch : Twin
  • Bilge pump : Twin

Standard features

  • Removable fuel tanks
  • Spliced towing and mooring lines
  • Anchor locker
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Garmin DSC VHF radio
  • Garmin echoMAP, GPS
  • Depth sounder

Optional features

Engines, steering, Instruments:

  • Integral fuel tank : 90 litre
  • Garmin electronics upgrade options
  • Yamaha engine gauges

Hull & tubes

  • Synthetic teak or rubber decking
  • S/S Powder Coating
  • ORCA Hypalon 828 and 866
  • Choice of colours for GRP and Tubes
  • Branding on tubes/console
  • Additional Sharkfin Fender
  • S/S Keel Strip


  • Seating options : 6
  • Shoxs adjustable shock mitigation jockey seats
  • Scott Seats
  • Removable rear bench

Deck gear, towing & lights

  • Double nudge bar with towing fairleads
  • T-Top canopy and radar arch
  • HD S/S Samson Post for towing (FWD)
  • HD S/S Samson Post (AFT)
  • A-Frame
  • Ladder & HD cleats on A-Frame
  • Navigation lights
  • Spotlights
  • Race Flag pole

Protection & storage:

  • Anti-Fouling
  • Lifting eyes ( c/w Harness )
  • Full boat cover
  • Console cover

See the benefits of a Ballistic RIB

Ballistic 5.5m RIB (C)

  • Overall length 5.5m
  • Internal Length 3.5m
  • Overall beam 2.3m
  • Internal beam 1.28m
  • Tube diameter 440mm
  • Number of chambers 5
  • Tube material ORCA 820 Hypalon
  • Maximum HP 100 HP
  • Fuel Tank 2 x 25 litre (portable)
  • Weight-boat,engine & fuel
    (no trailer)
    650 kg
  • Max seating capacity 6
  • CE category C
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My husband Atty was born in a boat – he loved them and up until five/six years ago owned a hard hulled vessel. Atty began his hunt for the ‘perfect RIB’ two years before we found JBT Marine.

The team at JBT talked us through our requirements in great detail, listened, and then walked us round the vast boatyard presenting only those that fitted the brief. We were both incredibly impressed by their knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm. What great guys. We ended up buying a Ballistic 5.5m RIB and never looked back.

I became captain of ‘Baby Ballistic’ two years ago. I was a complete novice, but very keen to give it a go as my children loved the boat as much as their Daddy did. I needed BIG help and support in all aspect of maintenance and transport. Amazingly it worked out. We did it and have had two glorious summers afloat. When I say ‘we did it’, it is very much a team effort including all the boys and Louise at JBT Marine. Many, many thanks.
Sophie Cowling, Isle of Wight


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