General Information

Airship RIBs combine the inherent advantages of rigid inflatable boats with state of the art composite technology and the improved efficiency of a stepped hull design. The hull and deck are vacuum-infused with vinylester resin, eliminating voids and creating a far superior resin-to-glass ratio. The use of moisture resistant DIAB foam coring creates a dramatically stronger, lighter, and more riged structure than traditional laminates.

Models

Why Choose AirShip?

Safety

Comfort

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Style

Customization:

Ours is a highly personal business with each Airship RIB open to custom specification. It might begin with livery and materials, extend to general arrangement of seating or console. Beyond luxury performance and luxury detailing, our promise is two boats need never be the same.

Innovation

We don’t seek novelty for the sake of differentiation. Rather we pursue new proven thinking for the future protection of advanced design, development and implementation. From tooling and moulding technique to composite materials and methodologies, from architectural detailing to increasingly intelligent onboard systems for operation and navigation, we are never still and always in ‘pursuit of Perfection’

Foundations

True first-hand experience of build potential, boat task requirements and owner and crew expectations. The resulting philosophy is clear. Longevity in build and relationships. But if you really want to know where it all began, Airship RIBs were dreamed up by three veterans of the high performance catamaran racing circuit – Jim Dyke, Steve Neeley, and Dominic Visconsi, Jr. – who continue to oversee the construction of Airship RIBS on the shore of Lake Erie.

The AirShip Difference

History

Around here we keep our eyes firmly fixed on the future. Our goal is to transform nearly every waterborne activity with the world’s most advanced rigid inflatable boat.

But if you really want to know where it all began, Airship RIBs were dreamed up by three veterans of the high performance catamaran racing circuit – Jim Dyke, Steve Neeley, and Dominic Visconsi, Jr. – who continue to oversee the construction of our boats on the shore of Lake Erie.

Engineering

Combining the perfect blend of style, performance, sea keeping ability, and excellent operational economy. Working to design, manufacture and deliver the finest of premium bespoke, luxury Superyacht Tenders and high performance Sports RIB’s. Highly trained boatbuilders and marine engineers use the most advanced and innovative technologies; optimising performance, accuracy and safety at every stage of the build. 

Design

Airship RIBs combine the inherent advantages of rigid inflatable boats with state of the art composite technology and the improved efficiency of a stepped hull design. The hull and deck are vacuum-infused with vinylester resin, eliminating voids and creating a far superior resin-to-glass ratio. The use of moisture resistant DIAB foam coring creates a dramatically stronger, lighter, and more rigid structure than traditional laminates.