Marblehead, MA - August 15, 2005 – The Marblehead based designer and manufacturer of commercial grade rigid inflatable boats (RIB) for military, safety professionals, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters, recently conducted a safe boating course in Marblehead Harbor for their local customers.
The RIB operator course focused on boat handling and covered the basics of seamanship. The four hour class was divided between classroom instruction and on the water drills. Participants used their own RIBCRAFT RIBs for the on water portion of the course and covered the fine points of docking, performed several man overboard drills, and learned how to safely and effectively operate their RIB at high speeds. The highlight for many of the participants was perfecting high speed power turns.
RIBCRAFT strongly encourages all their customers, regardless of who they are, to enroll in a safe boating or RIB operators training course. The company has partnered with training professionals and safe boating organizations to offer the necessary training to their customers, whether they’re a local fire department, marine patrol, or weekend boater.
The course held in Marblehead was conducted by Ocean Rescue Systems of Portland Maine. Ocean Rescue Systems is a premier training company offering courses and instruction in water rescue and safety boat operation for maritime & safety professionals ranging from Harbormasters to the United States Air Force. RIBCRAFT holds similar courses throughout the year around the country.
About RIBCRAFT With twenty years experience, RIBCRAFT has gained an enviable worldwide reputation as one of the leading designers and builders of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for law enforcement, safety professionals, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters. Built to the strictest commercial grade standards, RIBCRAFT boats satisfy people who regard safety and performance as essential. With sizes starting at 15’, RIBCRAFT boats are built to go anywhere, do virtually anything and always perform. www.ribcraftusa.com
Contact: Matthew Velluto
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