Speeds in excess of 60 knots and a bespoke approach to the layout make the Ribeye Prime Nine41 a potential superyacht tender as well as a top-notch dayboat
Since former Rib-X man and superyacht tender specialist Chris Lyall took up the design reigns at Ribeye in 2012, the Cornish yard has been making a concerted effort to up the style and quality of its Prime range with an eye on the blooming superyacht tender market.
The new Nine41 flagship is Ribeye flexing its creative muscles and offering a fully bespoke boat with inboard or outboard engine options for a top speed of more than 60 knots in a very stylish package.
The deck layout is entirely flexible and can be designed with rows of shock-absorbing seats for fast transportation or, for a more leisure-focused option, a comfortable U-shaped dinette aft with a table in the middle. The latter would be perfect for lunches on anchor especially with a dedicated sunbathing area in the bow.
For day trips in comfort there is a cuddy toilet housed within the centre console and a stylish T-top can be incorporated as an option to offer some shade. The fun really begins with the toys and the option to add beefed up sound systems, deck and underwater lighting and a whole rainbow of different colour palettes for tubes and upholstery.
The inboard version gets even more sunbathing space aft, atop the engine bay, the option of sterndrive diesel power and a full width bathing platform for easy access to the water.
But the outboard variant, with a pair of 400hp Mercury Racing engines, is the one for those with a need for speed. Deep pockets are required though, as prices start from £180,000.
LOA: 30ft 9in (9.41m)
Beam: 9ft 1in (2.76m)
Engines: Twin inboard/outboard 400hp
Top speed: 60 knots
Price from: £180,000 (inc. VAT)