The F-10 is the current entry level RIB in the VSR line. It is specifically designed for professionals that want to have a reliable rib, easy to transport and to move, capable of 300 days of coaching per year without spending a fortune.
This boat exhibits a deep, V-shaped hull and can be equipped with maximum 50Hp, while 40 are more than enough to achieve 27.5 knots of top speed and hiat the same time keeping fuel consumption very low. Everything inside is where a pro expect it to be. An optional 40l fuel tank inside the seat keeps the deck clean, while the standard VSR console includes the 'coach hatch' on the top right side where to quickly put important stuff like you video-camera. Weight balance and chines design had been optimized so to be able to have dry, soft and safe rides also in harsh weather conditions and choppy sea, specially when compared to boat of similar size. The boat could be equipped with as low as 30Hp while keeping its main goal: to be a very good support boat also when weather condition starts to get hard. Tubes are a 5 chamber design, each with his own over-pressure valve.
A ballast stability system let the boat very comfortable with low roll while waiting between races or before the start, also leaving the rib in a position that makes approach of sailors very easy to go side-by-side to the support boat. The same ballast system permit the boat to make very sharp turn inside harbors, taking less than a 10 meters circle to turn, while at the same time it kicks-off when cruising lifting tubes enough not to drag in the water, for better performance and low fuel consumption. Together with this high maneuverability, both at very low and high speed with no cavitation phenomena, a net weight depending on options just over 300 kilograms makes the boat pretty easy to handle afloat and to travel with when ashore.
Price had been kept to the minimum working on the optimization of the building process, not saving on building materials: we cut out options, not the essentials! Vinylester (no cheapoj polyester) resin with infusion system, Penel & Flipo hypalon tubes and custom made ISO/AISI 316 Stainless Steel part only had been used for construction.
The F-10 represents a breakthrough in small coach boats. A real VSR, suitable for professionals that needs a safe and reliable rib for all-day jobs and easy to be carried and towed everywhere.
It's easy to forget about rough seas when coaching during a calm and sunny day. And when the sea gets rough, there always comes a moment when a coach would have prefer to be ashore. While coaching, in which sailing conditions you DO REALLY want a support RIB to be able to carry over its job? We built our F-10 with this concept in mind, and it is in our opinion the smallest 'support coach rib' available on the market.
The question most manufacturers ask themselves when considering a new feature is whether it is necessary to include it in order to sell the boat. In the case of the VSR, we ask only whether its inclusion will make the boat safer, better or more convenient. That is why we have introduced literally hundreds or refinements since we started construction in 2004 and why we continue the process today. For that reason VSR ribs reserves the right to make changes to Specifications and equipment without notice.
LOA - Overall Length
HL - Hull Length
2.16 m (tubes inflated) / 1.74 m (tubes deflated)
Bare boat weight w/single seat & console
325 kg approx. (depending on installed options)
Height from bottom of the hull to top of steering wheel
Hull building details
Vacuum infusion moulded hull built using vinylester resin and quadraxial glass fibers
Vacuum infusion moulded deck, joint to hull with vinylester structural glue
Stern with additional reinforcements + unidirectional fibers and 26 mm marine plywood
Orca 828 Hypalon by Pennel & Flipo, 1100 dtex, 1300 gr/m2
5 separated air chambers, each with pressure relief valves
Flat rubbing strakes on sides and rubbing strake protection under the bow for chaff protection
Safety lines on tubes
Deck, console and seats
Vacuum infusion moulded console integrated in the deck
Central double jockey seat with handmade upholstery, including backrest.
Standard coach hatch on top right side, battery hatch left side and wet hatch at the bottom
Standard controls on left side (right side upon request)
Optional internal fuel tank inside the seat
Optional extra storage room under the deck
Other standard accessories
Bow stainless steel protection and attach point
3 lifting points - 2 on stern, 1 on bow
Extra wichard on stern for towing attachment
Set-up for towing post (optional)
Stern bailer for water draining and safety lines on tubes
Speed (and fuel consumption)
Depending on engine (measured with full fuel tank and one person onboard)
max 27.6 knts, cruising speed 17 knots (Suzuki DF40ASTL)
Max 22.1knts, cruising speed 16.5 knts (Suzuki DF30ATL)
features and specs can vary without notice