Ballistic 7.8m RIB (L)

Impress your guests with this powerful sports RIB

The iconic Ballistic 7.8m RIB is a serious sports RIB with an exceptional pedigree. Her sleek, stylish lines and elongated bow creates an elegant look and spacious deck area with plenty of seating capacity.  

Top notch as a RIB for family and friends, the Ballistic 7.8m will also impress your guests with her power, performance and ride qualities. The ideal RIB for corporate entertainment or as a Superyacht tender, the 7.8m gives a thrilling, powerful yet safe and stable ride.

Fitted with four jockey seats and bench seat with back support you can carve the waves in comfort, knowing your guests can sit back and enjoy the fun in comfort. With ample, discreet storage, the front deck is easily adapted for lounging in the sun. Or pop up the picnic table to have a relaxing dinner out at anchor in a quiet bay.

True to the Ballistic range, the extremely strong, expertly constructed build gives this 7.8m sports RIB the edge over the competition in terms of handling, durability and safety.

Designed to excel in challenging conditions it has a proven track record in ocean waters. Tried and tested by top powerboat racers in the 2003/04 Trans Agulhas 1000km race to the southern-most tip of South Africa.  Head to head in the unforgiving, shark-infested waters, the 7.8m swept the table, taking three of the top five places at the finish.

What’s included

  • 5 year warranty
  • Ballistic ultimate DryRide
  • Structural stainless steel A-frame for towing/skiing/wakeboarding with tow hook and navigation lights
  • Two 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
  • Folding transom step
  • Flagpole
  • Picnic table

Towing & stowage

  • Console cover
  • Full boat cover

Optional Extras

  • Speak to the team for a full list of custom options

Seating & storage

  • Maximum seating capacity 12
  • Double console seat : option
  • Jockey seats – side by side driving position, with secure storage : 4
  • Rear Bench seat – with secure storage : 3
  • Front console seat with secure storage : 2
  • Large front secure console locker
  • Sun bed with removable infill cushion
  • Water ski storage in locker
  • Drinks holders


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

Engine and steering

  • DBW electronic controls
  • Yamaha outboard engine – four stroke Maximum : 400 HP
  • Stainless steel propeller
  • Stainless steel under-deck fuel tank : 225 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
  • Batteries : Twin
  • Custom battery box



  • White gel coated GRP hull
  • Strong GRP moulded 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 7.8m
  • Internal Length 5.75m
  • Overall beam 2.5m
  • Internal beam 1.52m
  • Tube diameter 460mm
  • Number of chambers 5
  • Tube material Hypalon
  • Maximum HP 400 HP
  • Fuel Tank 225 litres
  • Weight (including trailer)  2100 kg
  • Max seating capacity 12
  • CE category C

* average weight boat engine & fuel load

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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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