Barry 2019-09-06

JP RIBS offers hand-crafted, high-performance RIB solutions such as the Custom 800 Open. It combines a slick finish and high spec technology, with the care and attention that comes through hand moulding by craftsmen with impeccable pedigree.

 It’s a wide-body design with different deck mouldings and bimini treatment with D-section pontoons aft to give it a more workable boarding platform and a larger cockpit to better suit the New Zealand lifestyle.  Under the floor is a 260-litre fuel tank with the filler outside the boat. 

The Custom 800 impresses on a number of levels. The standard of fit and finish is high, as a JP RIBS’ attention to detail. The black stealth look is complemented by colour-coordinated upholstery, shiny stainless steel bimini posts and polished metal accents, including retractable cleats. Although the boat is walk-around, achieved by sidling around the cabin on the pontoons, the console is full-width, providing excellent weather protection and ample real estate for large-screen electronic displays. There’s lots of dry storage inside the console, which is accessed via a large lockable acrylic door. There’s easily enough space to fit a toilet inside if required.

Rather than the leaners of the sports boat, this version of the Custom 800 features fold-down seats with bolsters and a clever rear module containing storage, cup-holders, sink and a bench area in solid teak. A 70-litre freshwater tank supplies the sink and freshwater washdown.

There is a drop-in transom-mounted ski pole for tow sports and a shorter pole for the bait station and rod holders. A pair of flooding rear lockers in the swim steps can easily be turned into live bait tanks if desired. Like the cockpit and foredeck, the boarding platforms either side of the outboard are Flexiteek, which looks and feels classy.

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