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Introduction
“Very Slender Ribs” not “Rubber Ducks”


VSR - Very Slender Ribs
are the perfect choice for coaching.

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Wave piercing. Narrow water line, fine, long, deep entry and light weight construction.
Easily driven hull.Very low fuel consumption, low hp requirement, engine longevity.
Maneuverability at low speed. A deeper forefoot gives directional stability.
Lays a-hull when stopped. Other ribs blow off at the bow and start sailing down wind.
Ergonomic. Comfortable, dry, smooth and safe. Less back pain!
VSR Testimonials
  Testimonials
Americas Cup Winner

John Bertrand AM, World Champion, Olympic sailor, Winning Americas cup skipper, Australia's most famous yachtsman.

John and his team recently used a 5.8R VSR RIB during his campaign for the 2009 Etchells world Championship.

'I'm in awe of these new VSR Ribs. Their design and construction are a break through in terms of sea going capabilities. They've totally revolutionized light displacement high speed powerboats. To think that you can travel at nearly top speed on a 20 knot seabreeze day with 5 foot seas, not get wet AND stay in control is amazing!

John Bertrand'

Sydney Hobart Winner

Giorgio Gjergja(Aus Maid), winner of the 1996 Sydney Hobart, Australian winning team 1996 Kenwood cup, large fleet owner.

Hi Tim,

As you know I have a number of boats including the Couta boat, the Chris Craft and an electric boat. I used to have an aluminium runabout that I replaced with a VSR Rib.

I have to tell you that it is the best investment I could have made and is one of the boats that I enjoy most of all. I use it to go to my 55ft motor yacht, to commute to the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club, to go to Queenscliff, to take family and friends around the shores of Portsea all the way to Rye and Dromana.

It has just been a fantastic and versatile boat; very, very safe and even if it is windy, I can go out on this boat and not get wet. At 10 knots, 20 knots and 30+ knots I still don't get wet!

It is easy to drive and for the level of investment, provides very versatile usage. It is even good to go calamari fishing in!

I have tested the boat in all sorts of different conditions in the bay and have always felt safe; even in 1.5 meter waves I don't get wet!

A fantastic craft and congratulations; I'm glad I bought one.

Kind regards

GIORGIO S. GJERGJA

 
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Perth 2011 ISAF World Championships Committee

Wooden Boat Shop recently supplied two 5.8C VSR ribs to the organising committee of the Perth 2011 ISAF world Championships. The event scheduled for 3 - 18 December 2011 is the biggest Olympic class sailing regatta on the world calendar. It is expected that most of the teams representing nations at the championships will be using VSR ribs.

PERTH2011 VSR 5.8C

"For our Emerging Nations Program that we are running as a lead up to Perth2011 we needed two RIB coach boats. From a coaching point of view the vertical bowed VSRs were an obvious choice. They are capable of keeping up with a RSX board sailing over 20 knots and at the same time keep the coach dry. They are well built, economical and even came in our aqua blue colour."
 - John Longley AM event Director.

The emerging nations program that is an initiative of the Perth 2011 committee intended to give emerging sailing nations a leg up in the sport. The idea of this program was a key factor in the success of Perth's bid for the events.

VSR 4.9

4.9 VSR Technical Specifications

Overall length 490cm / 16' 0.9" Beam 207 cm / 6' 9.5"
Weight (dry) 180 kg Engine shaft length 508 mm / 20"
Weight with engine (dry) 280 kg Recommended HP 30 HP
Tube diameter 42cm tapered to 23cm Tube fabric Hypalon
Tube inflation 0.2 bar Number of air chambers 4 (Pump included)
Tube Colour Alpine blue Max load capacity 400 kg
Fuel under floor 50 litre Hull & deck construction Vinylester GRP

•Light weight •Low fuel consumption •Wave Piercing design
•smooth ride, easy on back •Tough and durable •Hydraulic steering
•Built to above European ISO standards •Crane lifting attachments •Designed for yacht club use
•White non slip moulded deck •Saftey lines on tubes •Manourverable at low speed
•White double jockey seat •Pressure releif valves •Lays ahull when stopped
•Forward anchor hatch •Self draining tube •Sunbrella boat cover

The smallest model of the VSR boats. Model dedicated to serve for small sailboats classes operations and support.
Small regarding the size, but rich on room onboard. The unique hull shape and seagoing ability are parameters resulting in good proportion of inertia and levels of deceleration working over a prolonged periods of time. This pays off as less stress to human body, safer and comfortable handling and use of the boats itself. The boat is characteristic with dry ride over the sea increase the crew comfort.

The low weight and specific hull design makes perfect weigh/power ratio the boat performs great with power range around 25HP maximum to 40 HP outboard engines heaving low fuel consumption.

    There is a list of features for example:
  • Design features preventing damaging boat over a day use
  • Internal plastic fuel tank being free of corrosion and possible fuel leakage improving the weight balance
  • Hydraulic steering minimizing the movements of the hydraulic parts to avoid leakage of the systems and its possible failure
  • New type of deck antislip finish making the boat maintenance and cleaning easier

VSR 5.4 Coach

5.4 C VSR Technical Specifications

Overall length 514 cm / 16' 10" Beam 219cm / 7' 2"
Weight (dry) 260kg Engine shaft length 508mm / 20'
Weight with engine (dry) 350kg (Yamaha 40 4 stroke) Recommended HP 40 hp
Tube diameter 46cm tapered to 30cm Tube fabric Hypalon
Tube inflation 0.2bar Number of air chambers 6 (Pump included)
Tube Colour Alpine blue Max load capacity 400kg
Fuel under floor 50 litre Hull & deck construction Vinylester GRP

Trailer Mackay MLKR 4500

Winch Stainless steel Trailer max allowable GMV 749 kg
Cable Spectra with S/S clip Towing weight (approx) 660 kg

•Light weight •Low fuel consumption •Wave Piercing design
•smooth ride, easy on back •Tough and durable •Hydraulic steering
•Built to above European ISO standards •Crane lifting attachments •Designed for yacht club use
•White non slip moulded deck •Saftey lines on tubes •Manourverable at low speed
•White double jockey seat •Pressure releif valves •Lays ahull when stopped
•Forward anchor hatch •Self draining tube •Sunbrella boat cover
 
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VSR 5.8 Coach

5.8 C VSR Technical Specifications

Overall length 570cm / 18' 4.5" Beam 215cm / 7'0.6"
Weight (dry) 290kg Engine shaft length 508mm / 20"
Weight with engine (dry) 400kg( Yamaha 60 4 stroke) Recommended HP 60 hp
Tube diameter 50cm tapered to 36cm Tube fabric Hypalon
Tube inflation 0.2bar Number of air chambers 6 (Pump included)
Tube Colour Alpine blue Max load capacity 600kg
Fuel under floor 60 litre Hull & deck construction Vinylester GRP

Custom Built Mackay Trailer

Winch Stainless steel Trailer max allowable GMV 749kg
Cable Spectra with S/S clip Towing weight (approx)  

•Light weight •Low fuel consumption •Wave Piercing design
•smooth ride, easy on back •Tough and durable •Hydraulic steering
•Built to above European ISO standards •Crane lifting attachments •Designed for yacht club use
•White non slip moulded deck •Saftey lines on tubes •Manourverable at low speed
•White double jockey seat •Pressure releif valves •Lays ahull when stopped
•Forward anchor hatch •Self draining tube •Sunbrella boat cover
 
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VSR 5.8 Regular

5.8 R VSR Technical Specifications

Overall length 570cm / 19'3" Beam 215cm / 7'0.6"
Weight (dry) 310kg Engine shaft length 508mm / 20"
Weight with engine (dry) 420kg( Yamaha 60 4 stroke) Recommended HP 60 hp
Tube diameter 50cm tapered to 36cm Tube fabric Hypalon
Tube inflation 0.2bar Number of air chambers 6 (Pump included)
Tube Colour Alpine blue Max load capacity 600kg
Fuel under floor 60 litre Hull & deck construction Vinylester GRP

Custom Built Mackay Trailer

Winch Stainless steel Trailer max allowable GMV 749kg
Cable Spectra with S/S clip Towing weight (approx)  

•Light weight •Low fuel consumption •Wave Piercing design
•smooth ride, easy on back •Tough and durable •Hydraulic steering
•Built to above European ISO standards •Crane lifting attachments •Designed for yacht club use
•White non slip moulded deck •Saftey lines on tubes •Manourverable at low speed
•White double jockey seat •Pressure releif valves •Lays ahull when stopped
•Forward anchor hatch •Self draining tube •Sunbrella boat cover
 
Download VSR 5.8R PDF Document