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RIB and High Speed Craft seats need to provide a good ergonomic position for helmsman, crew and passengers. Seating design needs to allow space for crew wearing lifejackets, webbing and body armour. Traditional seating for commercial RIBs is jockey (straddle) or leaning post. Due to higher operational speeds many organisations using RIBs & High Speed Craft now select suspension seating. The objective of a suspension seat is to separate the helmsman and crew from the worst effects of vibration and impact at sea. RIB, RHIB and High Speed Craft suspension seating may have feet on or off the deck. Seat and suspension designs are evolving to meet the changing operating requirements of maritime organisations.