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Yellowfin joins the RIB market

Florida-based Yellowfin, known for its high-end sportfishers, now offers a new line of RIB tenders. Captain Dean Maggio approached Yellowin’s owner Wiley Nagler a little over a year ago with the idea of building a multi-purpose RIB.


Based on his extensive experience, he felt there was a need for a new boat, better suited to the yacht market. The encounter produced a first 40-foot model, which was based on Yellowfin’s existing 39-foot hull. Maggio, a fan of the Yellowfin hull, thought it would make the perfect base for his tender. It seems that he may have been on to something. Five of the 40-foot tenders he developed with Yellowfin have already been sold, including one to the Swedish America’s Cup team. Maggio, who now works as a sales manager for the RIB line, says that the exceptional interior volume on this model allows for a wide range of options on deck. The deep-V stepped hull provides a smooth, stable ride and a top speed of 69 knots. Options include a bow thruster, triple outboard engines, heated shower, entertainment system and even air conditioning. Yellowfin is developing additional models from 24 feet to around 30 feet to round out the series. Custom orders are also available.

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LOA (w/ collar): 40ft. (12.19m)

Beam: 12ft. 8in. (3.87m)

Draft: 1ft. 9in. (0.53m)

Displacement (light load): 10,500 lbs

Construction: Composite with a hypalon collar

Engines (standard): 2 x Yamaha 350hp

Engines (optional):

2 x Mercury 350 hp

3 x Yamaha or Mercury 350hp

Fuel Capacity: 400 gal. (1,514L)

Water Capacity: 50 gal. (189L)

Price: $394,000 (standard)

AB Inflatables Appoints Four New US Dealers

AB Inflaflatable, headquarters in Suffern, NY, is expanding its dealership network. New dealers are now available in Florida, Maine, Oregon and Washington State. The company manufactures a wide range of RIBs, available in aluminum and fiberglass, and open and center-console models, ranging in size from eight to 28 feet. You can now find these tenders at the following dealerships:

• Yachting Solutions, Rockport, Maine

• Inflatable Boats of Florida, Naples, Fla.

• Northwest Inflatable Boats, Portland, Ore.

• Northwest Inflatables Boats, Gig Harbor, Wash.

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