Is your club thinking about a RIB? Are you looking for a RIB yourself? Look no further. McLaughlin has the answer. Introducing the McLaughlin/KIWI RIB line. A RIB line specifically designed to be a simple, dependable, no-nonsense platform aimed at coaching and small sailboat support. These are not just generic imported boats. Every McLaughlin/KIWI model is specifically designed and bulit for McLaughlin. Just like our Optimist, these boats are a culmination of years of feedback and hard work!

Base Specifications for Both Models:
• Vacuum bag composite construction with a closed cell foam core on the floor
• Aluminum wear strips on the transom
• 4 interior U bolts for lifting
• 2 transom U bolts for trailering
• 1 bow U bolt for trailering and bowline

Specifications
McLaughlin/KIWI 520
McLaughlin/KIWI 420
Length
17' overall
13' 7" overall
Beam
7' 2"
6' 2"
Transom Height
20"
20"
Tube Diameter
20"
20"
Tube Material
Air Chambers
5
4
USCG Capacity
8
7
Recommended HP
50 - 70
30-40
Max HP
90
50
Max Speed
45 KTS
35 KTS
Weight
695 lbs dry, no motor
400 lbs
Fuel Capacity 21 gallons, below deck alum. Tank w/ remote gauge 
portable
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HONDA (McLaughlin approved Dealer)
HONDA (McLaughlin approved Dealer)



5.2 Specific Features

The 5.2 is our flagship model. It is designed for venue with open or rough water and is a dry ride for the most part. It has a self bailing cockpit and bilge. The most popular seating configuration is a leaning post and center console with a forward seat. When mounted in the center, there is enough room to walk around both sides of the console. If you prefer to sit down during operation, a bench seat or jockey seat configuration is available. A large bulk head in the rear provides storage and supports a tow post.

Dry storage area behind seat
Several gauge configurations available
Self bailing cockpit and access to bilge

4.2 Specific Features

The 4.2 is our latest design. It is designed for inland waterways and small bays. Although the boat is only 4.2 meters in length, it really does the job. It is a perfect boat for most dinghy coaches and clubs. it is very maneuverable and highly transportable. It allows the coach to really get in the fleet without being a major obstruction and is narrow enough to comfortably tow behind a car. The bow is double reinforced to protect it from punctures, anchor line wear, and an opti that may ride on top. The Turbsling® tow bar helps keep lines off the tubes when towing or in raft up. The fuel tank can be stored under the center console.

Spinner wheel and gauge cluster close-up
Small but able to tow
Perfect for coaches & parents

 

Featuring:

ONLY THE BEST ORCA® BRAND HYPALON

 

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PLEASE CONTACT:
spencer@optistuff.com
800-784-6478