8.5m RIB


Extensive deck space and customization options

The 8.5m Multi Purpose RIB offers superb load carrying capacity and enviable deck space combined with long range capabilities.

The enviable internal deck space makes it ideal as an event boat or as an ideal boat for purposes such as military, police, offshore or rescue operations.

It is also good for the private user who wants space for luxurious seating.

This boat model offers the consumer almost endless customization options.

Tornado 8.5m multi purpose RIB. One of our favorite RIBs in its categoryThe 8.5m Multi Purpose RIB offers great load carrying capacity and gives the private or commercial user long range capabilities for a variety of operational uses. One of the ideal Rigid Inflatable Boats when unrivalled seakeeping in the most testing conditions are required.


Length 8550 mm
Beam 2800 mm
Weight 1044 kg*
Tube diameter 520 mm
Capacity 1650 kg / 14 persons (Cat. B) 1950 kg / 18 persons (Cat. C)
Max engine 500 hp / 550 kg
Air chambers 7
Internal length 7050 mm
Internal width 1800 mm

* This is our estimate for a standard boat without options, engine and fuel.

A 8.5m rib that can be customized in many different ways

When buying a Tornado, you as a customer have a lot of options to customize the boat according to your wishes.

After you have found the boat model that suits your desired purposes the best, you should consider the following configuration options:

  • The color of the hull 
    You have unlimited options (all colors available)
    Read more about the hull…
  • The color of the tube
    You can choose between the following options:
    – Orange
    – Navy Grey
    – Yellow
    – Black
    – Nato Green
    – Blue
    – Orange/Grey
    – Grey/Orange
    Read more about the tube…
  • Seating
    Select type of seating and quantity. For example:
    – Suspension seats
    – Jockey seats
    – Leaning frames
    – Benches
    Read more about the seating options…
  • The console
    Select the type of console you want. For example:
    – SHP Console
    – SHD Console
    – PHC E Console
    – MPS Console
    – MHC Console
    Read more about the console options…
  • Accessories
    Select accessories. For example:
    – Navigation frame
    – Lockers
    – Treadmaster
    – Boat cover
    – Boarding Ladder
    – Windscreen
    – Mooring Post
    – Bottle rack
    Read more about accessories…

If there are any additional things that you would like to have installed in the boat, please let us know.

It is almost only the imagination that sets the limits.

Examples of how you can customize the Tornado 8.5m Multi Purpose RIB

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Why the world’s toughest rib?

The durability of our boats is one of the most important things for us. Our RIBs are made of the best materials available and therefore can withstand a harsh working environment. For the hull we use a combination of polyester and vinyl ester to get the strongest and lightest boats. For the tubes we are using the best PU (Polyurethane) fabric available.

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We build the boats according to the customer’s wishes.

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