Boarding a RIB easily and safely is the promise of the Armstrong Nautical Products RIB Ladder, which won the 2009 DAME Design Award for Life Saving and Safety Equipment.
The RIB Ladder maintains an outward angle, supports more than 400 pounds and mounts on the surface, while rubber standoffs help protect the pontoons, according to the manufacturer. The marine-grade stainless-steel ladder telescopes and folds down for storage. Retail prices range from $519.99 to $624.99. The mounting hardware is sold separately and comes in PVC and Hypalon-compatible versions. Armstrong Nautical Products, Stuart, Fla. Phone (772) 286-7204. www.armstrongnautical.com
This article originally appeared in the Home Waters Section of the March 2010 issue.