Devon-based Rib builder, Ribeye, already makes fast tenders for the superyacht market, however, the Prime range is aimed at the leisure consumer who is after superyacht performance and styling at a slightly more modest price. Take a look for yourself with reviewer Alex Smith.



There's no shortage of high-end touches to the Prime Eight21: upholstery, custom-built console, Scott suspension seats and built in steps on the hull to make it easy to get on board. In the bow seating area there are D-rings to which you can attach holding straps and the entire seat lifts up offering easy-access storage without having to remove any seat cushions.

On display at the show with a single Yamaha F350 outboard, the Ribeye Prime Eight21 is equally comfortable with a pair of 200hp engines on the back.

For an interesting comparison review, see: Piranha 6.0 RIB Video: First Look or Technohull Aquavite 888 Sport RIB.

Written by: Alex Smith
Alex Smith is an ex-Naval officer, with extensive experience as a marine journalist, boat tester and magazine editor. Having raced as a Pilot in the National Thundercat Series and as a Navigator in the inaugural Red Sea RIB Rally, he has now settled in the West Country, where he lives and works as a specialist marine writer and photographer from his narrowboat in Bath.