Ballistic 7.8 RIB


This Ballistic 7.8 RIB is an impressive & stylish 7.8 metre RIB with the advantage of having had a significant refit in 2022 which included new Hypalon Tubes & matching upholstery. This RIB was designed in South Africa to cope with the heavy swells, so is more stable & dry than most boats in its class. It has a huge amount of seating with 4 individual Jockey Seats, a large rear bench seat and the all-important twin suicide seat as well as two very long bow seats, all finished in stylish Navy & Red waterproof fabric. She has a well-designed and protective console that houses a Lowrance Colour Plotter & separate Sonar, an Icom VHF & Digital / Analogue Engine Instrumentation. Finished in stunning navy Hypalon Fabric tubes and a white GRP Hull that has never been antifouled, this RIB stands out from the crowd. Furthermore, it even comes with its own twin axel trailer. It is currently lying Southampton.

Main Specifications:

Stock Number : ABS 2452
Year : 2006
LOA : 7.80 m
Beam : 2.30m
Draft : 0.90 m
Engine : 1 x Evinrude 250 ETEC
Engine Hours : 990 hrs approx
Last Service : August 2023
Fuel Tank Capacity : 250 ltrs ( Integrated Under Floor )
No of Chambers : 5
Tube Diameter : 49 cms
Category : C
Plotter : Lowrance Global Map 3500C
Sonar: Lowrance HDS 5X
VHF : ICOM IC MC-421 with DSC Capability

Main Features:

Textured Orca Hypalon tubes in Stylish Navy Blue New Tubes 2022
Contrasting Heavy Duty Black Rubbing Strake with Red Insert
White GRP Hull that has never been Anti-Fouled
Deep V rigid hull
Self-Draining Deck
Automatic Bilge Pump
Evinrude 200 ETEC Modern Advanced Two Stroke Outboard
Stainless Steel Prop
Battery Isolator Switch
2 x 12v Batteries
Low Level Deck Lighting
Stainless Steel Heavy Duty A-Frame with Navigation Lights
2 x Rod Holders on A Frame
Twin Spot Lights mounted to A Frame
Centre Console with Screen & S/S Grab Rails
Lowrance Colour Plotter
Lowrance Colour Sonar
Evinrude Analogue / Digital Engine Instrument
Fuel Gauge
Icom VHF Radio with DSC capability
4 x Individual Jockey Seats in Navy Blue & Red Upholstery with stowage below each ( New Upholstery 2022)
Rear Bench Seat in Navy & Red ( New Upholstery 2022)
Forward Suicide Seat with matching cushion in Navy & Red ( New Upholstery 2022)
Port & Starboard Bow Cushions in Navy & Red ( New Upholstery 2022) with Ski Lockers below
Anchor Locker with Cushion above
Anchor & Warp
S/S Mini Sampson Post with Rubber Bow Chain Guide / protector at Bow
Full Overall Cover
Fenders & warps
Twin Axel Trailer

Brokers Comments:

The Ballistic 7.8 is a fast, high performance Rib that is built to appeal to both adrenaline seekers & families alike & offers a class leading amount of space and seating for a boat of its size. It is in excellent condition having been very well maintained by her Owners and having had a significant refit in 2022. Its deep V hull, originally designed to cope with the Atlantic Swells of South Africa, makes an extremely strong and robust RIB that offers a fast, safe & comfortable ride, whilst keeping it passengers dry. Its refit in 2022 consisted of brand new tubes in Fabric Style Orca Hypalon and a full re-upholster in matching Navy & Red, which means this boat is unique in its appearance and looks stylish and stands out from the crowd. She also comes with a good specification including a Lowrance colour plotters, DSC capable VHF, Lowrance Sonar / Fish Finder and Engine. This incredible boat has seating for upto 12 adults with four jockey seats, rear bench seat, a forward console Suicide seat and twin bow seats, so plenty of room for all your family & friends while still leaving loads of open space to walk around and lounge in when at anchor. Other desirable features include a large helm console that provide protection for the Crew as well as housing the controls & instruments and a heavy duty S/S A Frame with Nav lights and even pair of spot lights to illuminate the deck at night. It is powered by the highly efficient and quiet Evinrude 250 ETEC outboard engine that is great for water sports & having fun and has been regularly serviced

The Ballistic 7.8 RIB is a well proven & very desirable boat that offers a class leading amount of space accommodation and ride which will cope admirably in turbulent waters. This particular boat is a ready to go package in excellent condition and even has its own twin axel trailer. It offers superb value and looks great. She is currently lying in Southampton.

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