Ballistic 5.5m RIB (L)

Get your ‘Boat-life balance’ – a smart support RIB for coaching and family fun

Smart, fun and packed with many practical features found on larger models, the Ballistic 5.5m RIB will tick many boxes for you.  Perfect as a support RIB for coaching, it doubles as an exceptionally comfortable family RIB too.

Everything from loading people or picnics on board to banking corners at speed is stable and safe. She comes complete with an anchor, anchor locker, ropes, a robust double A-Frame and lights for towing. It’s easy to drop the hook for a picnic. Or, watch the kids racing then hitch them up and tow them in after an exciting day on the water.

The 5.5m’s dry and comfortable ride comes from the classic Ballistic deep V-shaped hull and large, low tubes that deflect any spray away from the hull.

With a generous console yet plenty of gangway room to move around the boat. The side-by-side seating creates a sociable ride and the centrally positioned throttle means there is no risk of accidentally knocking into it when moving past the console.

Whether you are packing in all the gear for the beach and BBQ or doing safety and support duties on the youth sailing circuits, the 5.5 will serve you and your family like no other RIB of its size.

What’s included

  • 5 year warranty
  • Ballistic ultimate DryRide
  • Structural stainless steel A-frame for towing/skiing/wakeboarding with tow hook and navigation lights
  • Tow Point D eyes on Transom
  • Rod holders
  • Bilge pump : Twin
  • Foot pump

Lighting & safety equipment

  • LED Navigation lights
  • LED Deck lights
  • LED Spot lights

Mooring & anchoring

  • Anchor Locker, with Anchor, chain, rope and docking lines
  • Anchor holder
  • Cleats
  • Mooring Strop
  • Folding transom step
  • Flagpole
  • Picnic table

Towing & stowage

  • Tows behind most standard cars
  • Console cover
  • Full boat cover

Optional Extras

  • Speak to the team for full custom options

Seating & storage

The Ballistic 5.5m RIB has maximum seating capacity for 6 people.

  • Jockey seats – side by side driving position, with secure storage : 2
  • Rear Bench seat – with secure storage : 2
  • Front console seat with secure storage : 2
  • Large front secure console locker
  • Drinks holders


  • Steering compass
  • Garmin EchoMAP – GPS, chartplotter, fish-finder, depth sounder
  • Garmin DSC VHF radio
  • Yamaha engine gauges
  • Fusion bluetooth stereo system
  • Tinned Silicon Wiring

Engine and steering

  • Yamaha outboard engine – four stroke up to 100 HP
  • Stainless steel under-deck fuel tank : 90 litre
  • Separate fuel filter/ water separator
  • Fuel shut off valve
  • Engine bolt lock
  • Yamaha digital engine gauges
  • Power trim and tilt
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Top mount throttle
  • Twin batteries
  • Dual battery boxes



  • White gel coated GRP hull
  • Strong GRP oulded deck
  • Wide protective console
  • Synthetic teak decking
  • Orca® Hypalon tubes
  • Spray deflecting fender
  • Wear patches
  • Ballistic stainless steel grab handles throughout RIB
  • Premium weatherproof Silvertex® upholstery

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  • 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 Hypalon
  • Maximum HP 100 HP
  • Fuel Tank 90 litres
  • Weight (including trailer) 950 kg
  • Max seating capacity 6
  • CE category C

* average weight including trailer, average engine & fuel load

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Just to let you know we had a fantastic day on the new Ballistic at Exmouth today.  It gave a very smooth ride and the engine is very smooth and powerful. Can hardly believe it is a 2 stroke. I think a 4 stroke would have been too heavy to manhandle on and off the trailer and pushing around our driveway. So, we are all very pleased with the Ballistic 5.5m RIB and look forward to a lot more fun next year.

Many thanks
Tim Willcocks

We bought a Ballistic 5.5m RIB from JBT. We have had fantastic fun on the Solent visiting beaches and marinas. Early this year the RIB developed a fault with the petrol tank. JBT investigated and identified the cause of the fault. Because of the inconvenience, they replaced our boat with new model at no expense to us. For us, JBT kept to the word of their ‘Customer Charter’ – their after-sales support is excellent.

We have had a great summer using a great RIB.
P & J Smith, Portsmouth


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