The CRIB is not on the official Porta-Bote website and never was. Our loyal distributor in Dubai got so excited he put it on his site (www.porta-bote.me For Middle East)
For the next couple of years this unique hybrid boat is being marketed only to the military. If you think about it, even on large battle ships, storage space is at a premium. With an ordinary RIB you still have a boat when you're through deflating the tube. With the CRIB, after you're through using it, it folds to about 6 inches flat. A slightly thicker Porta-Bote.
The inflatable material was specially made for us. It's the same high military quality
as the tubing used for white water rafts that sell upwards for US$3,000 - $4,000+.
We are in the process of removing as many videos as possible that were placed when we thought we were going to market the newly patented CRIB at the retail level.
That's all I can say at this time.
---In PortaBote@yahoogroups.com, <email@example.com> wrote:
Does anyone on the forum have a Porta Bote C.R.I.B.?
I have seen them on the website, but never heard of one in the forum.
What is the advantage of having a C.R.I.B over a normal R.I.B.?