Airship 288


The 288 - first boat in the Airship product line.  With the management teams decision to implement Vacuum Resin Infusion from Airship’s inception, the 288 was the school and test platform for our lamination team to perfect the VRI process.  Coupled with all foam cored sandwich construction, the boat is lightweight and durable.

This RIB is the right size for many uses; the length provides safety and stability in all sea states.  This platform is proven in all water sports from diving to towing.  A byproduct of the lightweight is great performance with all outboard engine sizes up to 350 HP, but also offers outstanding fuel economy, safety and ease of trailering.

With a long list of options the Airship 288 can be configured to meet the most demanding needs from yacht tender to performance RIB.



  • Length overall 28’8”
  • Maximum beam 8’6”
  • Beam Internal 5’11”
  • Weight w/power: 3000 Approx.
  • Deep V – 24 degrees
  • Twin stepped bottom
  • Divyncell foam core – no wood construction
  • Resin infused / E-glass with HP vinylester resin
  • Anchor locker with anchor, anchor line & chocks
  • All stainless hardware
  • Two cockpit drains with one-way valves
  • 3 flush mount cleats
  • Boarding ladder
  • 67-gallon aluminum tank
  • Rear seat upholstered with storage
  • Two-man manual drop down bolster
  • Bilge pump, hose, and dump
  • Battery switch
  • LED navigation lights
  • Anchor light
  • LED cockpit courtesy lights
  • Switch panel
  • Circuit breaker panel
  • 2 rear / 1 front stainless U-bolt tie downs
  • Single engine Verado rigging


  • Windshield
  • Large front hatch for easy access
  • 2 stainless grab handles
  • LED console courtesy lights
  • Fuel fill / vent
  • LED drink holders
  • Console bow seat
  • Console storage tub with cooler


  • Choice of standard colors – Standard Black, Artic Grey, Ice White, and Ocean Blue
  • Tube diameter 1’ tapering toward bow
  • 5 air chambers
  • Leafield relief valves
  • Leafield air inlet valves
  • Rub rail
  • 4 rubber grab handles
  • Orca 828 material 1200 gr/m
  • Other tube colors available but subject to availability. Cost may vary


  • Marine stereo system (All brands available)
  • GPS / Chart plotter (All brands available)
  • VHF Radio (All brands available)
  • U-shaped bow seating with storage lockers and cushions
  • Oversized bolster with electric drop-out seats
  • SeaDek Flooring
  • Flooring – All brands
  • Aluminum 5 x 7 T-top
  • Aluminum Arch with ski tow eye
  • Lenco trim tabs with LED indicator
  • Console painted 2 colors
  • Hull and deck custom color upgrade
  • Carbon dash
  • Stainless samson post
  • 3 stainless lift brackets
  • Twin batteries
  • 10-amp battery charger / Shore power
  • Transom shower with hose reel
  • Mercury Vessel View 5 or 7


  • Single engine outboard up to 400hp