Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA April 14, 2005 - The United States manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for safety professionals, law enforcement and military agencies, today announced the delivery of two RIBCRAFT 4.8s to the State of Maine’s Marine Patrol. These two RIBs, along with a third to be delivered in July, will be used in conjunction with department’s marine fisheries enforcement responsibilities.
At 15’7”, these RIBCRAFT 4.8s, chosen for their rugged design and RIBCRAFT’s ability to customize the boats to the specific mission, will serve as boarding and rescue craft that will be deployed from the Marine Patrol’s larger fisheries enforcement vessels. A custom designed launch and recovery gantry will allow the officers to quickly deploy the RIBs off the stern of the patrol vessel for routine inspections of commercial fishing vessels along the coast of Maine and then easily return by simply driving the RIB up onto the mother craft.
Rigid Inflatable Boats are ideal for law enforcement and safety professionals due to their faster speeds, inherent stability and comfortable ride in all types of seas.
About Maine Marine Patrol
The Marine Patrol is the water based enforcement branch of Maine’s Department of Marine Resources. It has about 50 officers and a fleet of small boats stationed along different parts of the coast. The agency often partners with the Coast Guard in their joint roles of enforcing state fisheries rules and responding to emergencies and distress calls on the water.
RIBCRAFT designs and builds technologically advanced RIBs for the most demanding military, commercial and rescue operations. Offering RIBs starting at 15’, RIBCRAFT’s commitment to operator safety and comfort is found in every craft built here in the United States. Focusing on the customer, RIBCRAFT enables them to customize the boat to the mission. www.ribcraftusa.com
Matthew Velluto, RIBCRAFT USA