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Bombard Rib Explorer SB 500 Boat for Sale

  • Manufacturer: Bombard Rib
  • Location: Dartmouth
  • Year: 2005
  • LOA: 16'5" (5.00m)
  • Beam: 6' 11'' (2.10m)
  • Berths: 0
  • Keel: Deep V Planing
  • ID no.: 17F8734866
  • Engine Make: Yamaha
  • Horsepower: 50|horsepowerhp
  • Drive Type: Outboard
  • Fuel Type: Petrol 4-stroke
  • Fuel Tank Size: 60 Litres

Broker Remarks

Bombard Explorer SB 500 for sale.  From 2005, this versatile, family friendly European-manufactured RIB could be the ideal explorer for river, estuary, or coastal waters.  Powered by a 50hp Yamaha F50 FETL outboard, which was professionally overhauled and serviced in late 2021, she also comes with a matching Yamaha F2.5 AMHS auxiliary outboard, mounted on a bracket, and similarly overhauled and serviced along with the main engine.

Sale includes a single axle road trailer with flushing system and lighting board mount, plus covers for helm seat and console.

Currently used commercially by the owner on the Salcombe/Kingsbridge estuary this has been a comfortable, reliable performer and offers a good ride for up to 3 adults on cushioned seating plus the option for several other crew on the tubes.

Well specified, this compact RIB has features that will put other, larger RIBs to shame, including an internal fuel tank, anchor, bow roller, anchor locker, automatic bilge pump (on separate battery with solar panel feed) and good internal storage space.  She is also equipped with a Lowrance plotter, fish-finder/depth, rod holders, a fixed VHF and navigation lights.  Not only does this RIB family fun, it could be the ideal boat for fishing, ferrying and/or for use as a safety boat.


A variation on the DB range, the Bombard Explorer SB 500 is a real day cruiser. To its proven performance and safety, add elegant design and clever furnishings that enhance your comfort.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

Mechanical and Rigging

Hull & Construction:

  • GRP hull (white)
  • Planing V-hull
  • Light Grey PVC tubes
  • Twin helm seat
  • Forward console seat
  • Bow seating over anchor locker
  • Anti-skid deck surface
  • Sports steering wheel
  • Auxiliary engine bracket
  • Safety lines


  • 50hp Yamaha F50FETL main engine (serviced Nov 2021)
  • 2.5hp Yamaha F2.5AMHS auxiliary outboard (serviced Nov 2021)
  • Isolator
  • Sea water cooled
  • Last professional service November 2021 with light usage since
  • 3 blade aluminium propeller


  • 12v system
  • 2 x batteries (1x 75 Ah, 1x 80 Ah)
  • 12v accessory / charger socket at binnacle
  • Small trickle-charge solar panel for bilge pump


60-litre built-in plastic fuel tank


Anchoring and Mooring Equipment:

  • 5kg Bruce-type anchor and cable (c. 3m chain plus long polyester warp)
  • Bow roller stem-head fitting
  • Stainless steel bow cleat
  • Anchor locker

Navigation Equipment:

  • Lowrance Globalmap 3300c Chartplotter
  • Icom M401e fixed VHF
  • Fishfinder / depthsounder
  • Steering compass
  • All-round white light
  • Port & starboard navigation lights

General Equipment:

  • Central console with steering wheel, remote cable throttle, navigation equipment
  • Windscreen and handrail
  • Under-seat storage
  • 2-wheel braked road trailer with fitted flushing system and mount for lighting board
  • Owner’s manual
  • Ropes
  • Fender

Safety Equipment:

  • Auto bilge pump
  • Tube inflation foot-pump
  • Lateral safety lines
  • Fire Extinguisher (powder, dated to 2023)
  • Inshore flares pack (expired Dec 2021)

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Disclaimer : EQ Marine Ltd t/a Network Yacht Brokers Dartmouth offers the details of this vessel for sale but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of the information contained in the specification or warrant the condition of the vessel or equipment. A buyer should instruct his agents, or surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered for sale subject to no prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.