Boat Overview & Specification

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Get serious, get the Ballistic 7.8m! The jewel in the Ballistic portfolio, this RIB has an exceptional pedigree. Tried and tested by experienced powerboat racers in the 2003/2004 Trans Agulhas 1,000km event, a race around the unforgiving, shark infested water of Cape Agulhas, off the southern-most tip of South Africa, the 7.8m swept away the competition, taking three of the top five places at the finish.

Expertly constructed, with the unique Ballistic design, the 7.8m is fitted with jockey seats for you to carve up the waves in comfort, and comes with the standard top notch spec. When you are not testing just how fast and tough the 7.8m is, it boasts a great layout for gathering family and friends, with a picnic table and plenty of comfortable leisure seating. Whether you are beach hopping, snorkelling, sun bathing or skiing, no adventure is complete without the 7.8m.

King of the Ballistic RIBs, the 7.8m excels in challenging conditions. An extremely strong, no expenses spared build gives it the edge over the competition. As a result, the 7.8m is in demand across the world in environments where speed, reliability and style are paramount.

In Sierra Leone, the 7.8m is used by the fishery patrol service, chosen specifically for its speed and load carrying capabilities. In the Caribbean, the 7.8m is used by the rich and famous, where its fitness, durability and top speed make it the perfect plaything.

The Ballistic 7.8m comes as standard with the following:


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  • Compass – to help you find your way home the old fashioned way
  • Garmin GPS/Fishfinder – to help you find your way home the modern way and find those pesky fish!
  • Garmin VHF – allowing you to be in constant contact
  • Fusion stereo with ipod docking station – waterproof stereo allowing you to list to music while picnicing

  • Four jockey seats can be found behind the console with a 3-4 man bench seat found at the rear.  There is also a 2-man front console seat for those extra passengers.

Included Extras:
  • 250 Litre fuel tank – large enough to get you to France if you wanted to.
  • Hydraulic steering and top mount throttle – allows ease of manoeuvring
  • Double stainless steel A-frame with navigation lights, spotlights & ski hook
  • Twin sealed batteries – to ensure that you are always able to get home
  • Twin bilge pumps – heavy rains, you don’t need to worry about your RIB filling up
  • All over cover and console cover – ensures that your boat is kept protected from the elements when not in use
  • Boarding Steps – allows easy boarding after a dip in the sea
  • Picnic table – where else would you eat your sandwiches!
  • Two lifejackets, anchor set, foot pump, prop bag, docking lines – don’t all RIBs come with these as standard?
  • Indespension roller coaster trailer – only the best trailer will do
Ballistic Specifications
Overall length 7.8m
Internal Length 5.75m
Overall beam 2.3m
Internal beam 1.52m
Tube diameter 490mm
Number of chambers 5
Tube material Hypalon
Maximum HP 500hp
Fuel Tank 250lts
Weight* 2200kgs
Max seating capacity 15
CE category C

* average weight inc trailer, average engine & fuel load

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