Efficient Power Boats

Lightweight, fuel-efficient rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) use carbon fiber and weigh a third of the weight of a normal RIB, while using only 20 percent of the fuel.

While we don’t advocate that you buy a brand new fleet of crashboats and mark boats for your event, we do suggest that RIBs are far more fuel-efficient than their fiberglass counterpart and cut down significantly on your event’s carbon footprint. You should also consider upgrading your two-stroke engines to a more fuel-efficient four-stroke engine. Not only will you save money, you’ll drastically cut your emissions. Ask race coaches and well-wishers to “boatpool” together. This helps facilitate more coaching and cuts down on the racecourse traffic. 

To fulfill this Best Practice do at least one of the following:

  • Replace any two-stroke engines with more fuel-efficient four-stroke engines.
  • Invest in fuel-efficient rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) instead of fiberglass.
  • Limit number of crashboats on racecourse by having coaches “boatpool” with each other.