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Sadly the designer of many beautiful craft and a contemporary of Andrew Wolstenholme at Southampton, Ed Dubois, passed away on March 24.

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I think it's primary use is as a tender. With super yachts getting so much bigger and having to lie further off especially in the newer fashionable spots in the Adriatic a rib gives a greater degree of safety in the short steep seas that a katabatic will kick up. Close to mountains the Med can go from flat calm to very dangerous in a few minutes. As I know only too well.

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Me thinks, that's more like "an Acceptable Fender" you'd have to be almost 100 % full of water before that would make any difference in flotation. It just stops a very expensive launch being damage by / damaging a very expensive Yacht.

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