The next exciting product from Airship will be a larger craft with more beam than the 340. The flagship model will have added features and flexible design options for the many uses a RIB of this size can fulfill for our demanding customers.
Just hitting the water is the new Airship 300 Diesel Sport. Testing has begun with the 3.0L Mercury Diesel with the Bravo 3 X Drive. Initial results are very good with mid 50’s performance and outstanding fuel economy and handling.
Again in listening to customer requests, the 330 evolved into the 340. Dedicated towards better handling, fuel economy, performance and safety adjustments were made to the 330 lengthening the boat to 34 feet overall. Additional engine setback aided in obtaining the goals mentioned, raised and extended the sports platform on the deck as well.
During the 2019 model year a composite hard top was added to the options list.
A design for a wider beam and longer model was commissioned. The hull, deck and console plugs for this model were cut by CNC machines. Design adjustments were constant in reacting to customer suggestions during the beginning of the product roll out and into a production.
As the customer list grew, so did the demand for a twin engine boat. The 310 was Airships move into a twin-engine vessel, however the design is offered, and performs well with a single engine.
In December of 2005 mold building of the first model, the 288 began. Within a short period of time, improvements and upgrades began according to market trends. This model was the backbone of our business, and is still offered in our lineup.
The history, and base, of Airship Ribs began to take shape in the late summer and early fall of 2005. During that period three offshore powerboat racers entered into an agreement to start a boat building company. A unique opportunity was presented, building RIB’s. The idea was to use technology learned on the race circuit in build a high technology boat that still represented value by providing excellent quality at a fair price.