Called Bear Grylls RIBs, the range contains four boats running to 36ft

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TV survivalist Bear Grylls has launched a range of RIBs at the Miami Boat Show.

Called Bear Grylls RIBs, the boats are all aluminium-hulled and come with solid foam tubes.

There are four boats in the range – the BG 500, BG 650, BG 850 and BG 1100 – with the largest capable of hitting 60-plus knots.

The boats are being built by Madera RIBs, a Dutch company that specialises in RIBs for commercial and military users.

Grylls has come pedigree when it comes to RIBs, having taken one through the Northwest Passage and across the North Atlantic.

“These adventures and daily runs have taught me a lot about what really matters in a sea-going RIB,” he said.

“And the brief has always been the same: over-engineer, rugged reliability, soft, dry ride, and ease of handling.

“You will always be able to find a cheaper RIB but you won’t find a tougher, drier, softer riding one. That’s our guarantee. Our goal is to be the true 4×4 of the sea.”

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