Tough Boats is a series that explores some of the most fascinating and hard-core boat journeys on the planet. In this mini series we undertake epic journeys by boats in some of the toughest environments on earth. During our journeys we look at how the technology of boat travel has been adapted to survive, trade with and connect isolated communities. Brought to you by Pilot Productions, the producers of Globe Trekker (or Lonely Planet). It is essentially a spin-off of the main franchise.

Tough Boats - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-11

Tough Boats - Rigid-hulled inflatable boat - Netflix

A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) or rigid-inflatable boat (RIB) is a lightweight but high-performance and high-capacity boat constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale. The design is stable and seaworthy. The inflatable collar allows the vessel to maintain buoyancy if a large quantity of water is shipped aboard due to bad sea conditions. The RIB is a development of the inflatable boat. Uses include work boats (supporting shore facilities or larger ships) in trades that operate on the water, military craft, where they are used in patrol roles and to transport troops between vessels or ashore, and lifeboats.

Tough Boats - Flying inflatable boat (FIB) - Netflix

A flying inflatable boat or FIB is a RIB with microlight-type wings and air propeller. “FIB” is used as a model name by Polaris Motor of Italy for their Polaris FIB.

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