When the world’s largest small-sailboat manufacturer decided to expand to electric boats, they chose a rim motor coupled with a RIB –  Rigid Inflatable Boat – as the best package to introduce the world to their new company.

RS Sailing made big news at BOOT Dusseldorf this January when it announced a new sister company – RS Electric Boats – devoted to boats powered by electrons instead of wind. Because of their reputation and status in the industry they knew they had to get the first boat exactly right and spent two years developing the world’s first production RIB with a fully integrated electric drive.

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