Ballistic 7.8m RIB (C)

The ultimate commercial offshore RIB

The Ballistic 7.8 Commercial is designed as an offshore RIB.  It will carry personnel, equipment and loads through the roughest of conditions. This high performance commercial RIB ensures passenger confidence and comfort, so you can speed over long distances.

The 7.8 Commercial takes full advantage of the strength, performance and seakeeping ability of this iconic hull. As part of its development, it was tested in the harsh Southern Ocean off the coast of South Africa.

This robust and powerful offshore RIB has a large, clear deck layout, excellent for a work platform or carrying extra seating. The foam filled hull adds to overall buoyancy.  There is the option to fit a diesel engine and an extended operational fuel tank to extend voyage time.  For additional protection for your passengers, SHOXS shock mitigation seats and a T-Top canopy will ensure they arrive at their destination in comfort.


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


  • Petrol or diesel outboard capability
  • Batteries + isolator switch : Twin
  • Bilge pump : Twin

Standard features

  • Anchor locker
  • Hydraulic steering
  • Garmin DSC VHF radio
  • Garmin echoMAP, GPS
  • Depth sounder

Optional features

Engines, steering, Instruments:

  • Single and twin engine options
  • Extended range fuel tank : 420 Litre
  • Garmin electronics upgrade options

Hull & tubes

  • Synthetic teak or rubber decking
  • S/S powder coating
  • Choice of colours for GRP and tubes
  • Branding on tubes/console
  • Additional Sharkfin Fender
  • S/S keel strip


  • Seating options : 12
  • 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)
  • 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

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Ballistic 7.8m RIB (C)

  • Overall length 7.8m
  • Internal Length 5.75m
  • Overall beam 2.5m
  • Internal beam 1.52m
  • Tube diameter 460mm
  • Number of chambers 5
  • Tube material ORCA 866 Hypalon
  • Maximum HP 400 HP
  • Fuel Tank 225 litre
  • Weight-boat,engine & fuel
    (no trailer)
    1550 kg
  • Max seating capacity 12
  • CE category C
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What They Said:

It cannot be by chance that the oldest boat in our fleet is also the one which is most used and which we have subsequently bought two more of since the delivery of our first one ten years ago.

Our 7.8m Ballistics offer a very comfortable and dry ride, fantastic versatility and have stood up to being the workhorses of the Necker Island fleet with unparalleled success. We highly recommend them.Kenton Jones, Operations Manager, Necker Island (Richard Branson's Private Island)


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