Top 10 Rigid Inflatable Boats
for September 2022

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If you love to float down the river, or sail on the ocean, a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is a lightweight boat that's designed to be air inflated. RIBs are versatile, fast-cruising boats that are perfect for day boating, river running, and fishing. They come in a variety of styles, like sit-in, open, cabin, and inflatable canoe/kayaks. They come in different sizes, including 8, 9, and 10 feet long, but 10-foot RIBs are a popular choice for river running. Depending on whether you choose a sit-in or open RIB, you will be either sitting or standing inside the boat.

A RIB is ideal for transporting people, water toys, camping gear, and fishing equipment. A RIB is easy to maneuver and can be powered by sail or outboard motor. It's popular among weekend boaters, recreational paddlers, and fishermen.

In the MOOZ Reviews Lab, our expert testers evaluated RIBs for a variety of performance factors, including stability, maneuverability, and storage capacity. They evaluated each RIB for ease of inflation and deflation, stability, ease of launching and landing, stability and storage

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C- Level Dinghy-Lift XL for Rigid Inflatable Boats

C- Level Dinghy-Lift XL for Rigid Inflatable Boats

by C-Level
What We like

All hardware is stainless steel

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9.7
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Intex Mariner 4, 4-Person Inflatable Boat Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air-Pump (Latest Model)

Intex Mariner 4

by Intex
What We like

A durable rock guard lines the circumference of the hull above which an all-around nylon grab line circles the upper hull.

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9.3
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HydroForce Caspian Pro 9'3

Bestway HydroForce Caspian Pro 9'3" Inflatable Boat

by Bestway Toys Domestic
What We like

Ideal for up to 3 Adults & 1 Child

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9.2
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Newport Vessels 20M1000017 8-Feet 10-Inch Dana Inflatable Sport Tender Dinghy Boat - USCG Rated (White/Gray)

Newport Vessels 20M1000017 8-Feet 10-Inch Dana Inflatable Sport Tender Dinghy Boat

by Newport Vessels
What We like

Premium Quality Materials: Newport Vessels Dana is made with US Coast Guard rated 3x layer .9mm/1100D UV Coated PVC, and heat welded seams. Features durable marine wood floors with aluminum framing.

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8.7
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Bestway HydroForce Voyager 1000 Inflatable Jon Boat | Raft Includes Oars, Cushioned Seats, & Built-in Storage Compartment | Fits Up to 3 People

Bestway HydroForce Voyager 1000 Inflatable Jon Boat

by Bestway Toys Domestic
What We like

MULTI-USE GROMMETS: A grab line surrounds the raft with built-in grommets make it easy to tie up to docks. This jon fishing boat is capable of mounting an outboard motor up to 1. 4 HP with the grommets on the rear.

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8.7
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Sea Eagle PF7K PackFish Inflatable Boat Pro Fishing Package

Sea Eagle PF7K PackFish Inflatable Boat Pro Fishing Package

by SeaEagle (Dropship)
What We like

Inflation & Assembly Time: Less than 5 Minutes to 1.2 psi / Fishing Rods not included

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8.5
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BRIS 12ft Inflatable Boat Inflatable Raft Sport Rescue Diving Boat Fishing Dinghy Tender Pontoon

BRIS 12ft Inflatable Boat Inflatable Raft Sport Rescue Diving Boat Fishing Dinghy Tender Pontoon

by benflyworld
What We like

Features: round end-tubes for better performance,durable marine plywood transom for outboard motor, double layers of fabric at the bottom of the tubes ,this allows 1.8mm of lower tube protection from sharp rocks and abrasive sands. deep V-keel with rub-strake protection for easy planing . three individual chambers, one-way drain valve with plug, built-in oarlock for easy rowing, gas tank pad for scuring the gas tank.

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8.5
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Newport Vessels Seascape Air Mat Floor Inflatable Tender Dinghy Boat (9-Feet), White/Navy (20M1000022)

Newport Vessels Seascape Air Mat Floor Inflatable Tender Dinghy Boat (9-Feet)

by Newport Vessels
What We like

COMES WITH: PVC hull, drop stitch high pressure air mat floor, 1 aluminum bench seat, 2x aluminum oars, additional topside D-rings for Bimini and accessories, carrying bag & storage bag, and foot pump

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8.5
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BRIS 10.8 ft Inflatable Boat Rafting Fishing Dinghy Tender poonton Boat

BRIS 10.8 ft Inflatable Boat Rafting Fishing Dinghy Tender poonton Boat

by benflyworld
What We like

Features: Heavy-duty sectional aluminum floor provides sturdy, corrosion-proof platform for any type of water activities - diving, fishing, snorkeling. Separate internal air chambers for safety on a water. All around, durable rubber strike to prevent punctures. Marine plywood transom for outboard motor. Transoms covered with triangular splash guards to minimize back splash and protect the transom holders from heat and exposure to UV rays, deep V-keel with rub-strake protection for easy planing.

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7
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BRIS 14.1ft Inflatable Boat Inflatable Kayak 3 Person Kayak Canoe Fishing Inflatable poonton Boat

BRIS 14.1ft Inflatable Boat Inflatable Kayak 3 Person Kayak Canoe Fishing Inflatable poonton Boat

by benflyworld
What We like

Features: High-pressure inflatable air deck floor is very stable . you can stand ,walk or even jump on it, the same way you could on hard floor. two air chambers per side-tube to make the boat more safer . Transoms covered with triangular splash guards to minimize back splash and protect the transom holders from heat and exposure to UV rays, one-way drain valve with plug, 4 ( four) fins for improved tracking.

Curtis Weaver

Curtis Weaver Author

Curtis Weaver is a lifelong outdoorsman and hunter who loves to share his passion for the outdoors with others. A self-taught angler and hunter, Curtis has been fishing and hunting since he was a small child. He has spent countless hours in the woods and on the water and has developed a deep understanding of the natural world and the animals that live in it. Curtis is an accomplished outdoorsman who is equally at home in the woods or on the water, and he is passionate about sharing his knowledge of the outdoors with others.

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