Marlin 282 EFB is a high quality Rib and the result of a new project, still quite similar to the 274 FB. The deck is sleek and its ergonomy at high levels. The console can accommodate a bathroom while the bow and aft sundeck can be extended even further.
It is a model that deserves the title of "Gran Turismo" because it is capable of traveling many miles at high speeds with absolute comfort. By raising the rpm and trimming out it turns into a sporty and fast rigid inflatable boat. It is a high quality product from each point of view, from the construction to finishing.
When a smaller rib’s owner goes up to a 8-9 meter category, his demands are usually clear: he is looking for a rib that will be able to travel comfortably at 4-5bf and will provide plenty of storage spaces as well as comfortable fore and aft sunbathing areas.
«Our bow was cleaving the glassy surface of the sea, while we were enjoying our morning coffee sitting comfortably behind the console, snuffing ravenously the aroma of the sea and all the senses the fresh air.
It was an adrenaline ride!
Our speeds reached over 50 knots, still it’s not the top speed that impressed me as much as the feeling of power, and the incredibly explosive accelerations when 700 horses were left free to ride at full speed turning the dual props through the wave crests.
It would not be an exaggeration to say that Tempest 44 optimally combines the performance of a mega-Rib with the comfort of a luxury yacht. It is a lifestyle brand synonymous to enjoying life at sea.
Prince 38 challenged me to have all the time the throttles of twin 400R laid wide open, riding through the big waves of Genoa Bay at high speeds, while its deep V hull was taking over to soften our continuous take offs. Maybe its purpose was to show me that driving it at the limits even in rough seas is very enjoyable and safe.