RIBs — Rigid Bottom Inflatables — are popular with the Navy because the deep-v fiberglass hulls are surrounded by huge inflatable tubes that act like shock absorbers to make them stable and safe even in rough sea conditions. When operated on calm waters, the ride is superlative. The new Technohull Omega 45 is the ultimate RIB. It is 45 feet long and rated for up to four 400-hp outboard engines. It can go from Miami to Bimini in under an hour in sea conditions that would keep most other boats alongside the dock. Underneath the teak decks, the fiberglass and carbon fiber structure is literally bullet-proof. The open layout allows ample room for guests forward, at the helm and in the aft lounge serviced by an outdoor galley. A large T-top shades the helm area, which features a cabin complete with Alcantra upholstery, overnight accommodations for 4 and a full-size head with shower.