The Eagle 8 from BRIG last night won the “Motorboats & Yachting” boat of the year award in the Sportsboats and RIBs category.
The Brig Eagle 8 demonstrates just how far RIBs have come – they’ve been transformed from tough workhorses to desirable and very practical leisure boats.
With sociable seating around a slot-in table aft and a convertible sunpad forward, the Brig is a comfortable companion when on anchor, ensuring guests can stretch out and relax. For long days out on the water the heads incorporated within the centre console makes life far more comfortable and means you don’t have to worry about being within easy reach of facilities on land.
To drive, the Eagle 8 feels immensely safe, stable and sturdy, which is exactly what you want from a family boat like this. It may not be quite as exhilarating to drive as the more extreme performance RIBs but with a single 300hp Suzuki outboard it will comfortably manage 40 knots flat out and cruise anywhere from 20 knots to the mid-30s.
For someone taking their first steps out on the water or an experienced boater looking for a capable day boat, the Eagle 8’s combination of practicality, safety and value for money make it a very attractive all-round package.