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November 27, 2005

RIBCRAFT Works to Expand Offerings to Hawaiian Tour Market

Marblehead, Massachusetts, November 27, 2005 – RIBCRAFT, today announced, that it has signed Pacific Basin Inflatables of Kauai, Hawaii as a certified service and warranty center. Additionally, RIBCRAFT announced the completion of an extensive research and development project designed to further develop their offshore series of rigid inflatable boats.

In an effort to better meet the needs of their Hawaiian customers and the underserved Hawaiian market as a whole, RIBCRAFT recently completed two weeks of on-water testing in the Pacific to refine and improve offerings found in the RIBCRAFT offshore series. This culminated in a successful crossing between Kauai and Maui aboard a 29’ certified RIBCRAFT 9.0 Tour model equipped with twin 225HP Honda four stroke outboards. Safely handling the Force 7 conditions encountered along the 200+ mile passage, this boat featured many of the improvements to be found in the RIBCRAFT offshore line of RIBs.

”Hawaii“As we continue to work with our growing customer base in Hawaii, we’ve learned that tour operators operating in these waters require a well designed craft built for the most extreme conditions imaginable” commented RIBCRAFT’s Director of Marketing, Matthew Velluto. “They not only need a boat that can withstand these unrelenting conditions, but can enhance their passengers on-water experience. After two weeks of analysis and head to head comparisons with competitors’ boats in Hawaiian waters, we believe our Offshore Series will provide these operators with a craft that exceeds their requirements.”

Instrumental in many of these modifications to the Offshore Series, Pacific Basin Inflatables is the pre-eminent service facility for commercial RIBs in Hawaii. Pacific Basin Inflatables’ strong reputation and dedication to customer service makes them the logical choice for RIBCRAFT’s certified service and warranty center for Hawaii.

About RIBCRAFT RIBCRAFT has established its position as a designer and builder of technologically advanced RIBS that fulfill the most demanding professional, military, and rescue roles. With twenty years experience and thousands of hulls in active use around the world, RIBCRAFT has gained an enviable reputation as a leading builder of semi-custom RIBs. With sizes starting at 15’, RIBCRAFT boats are built to go anywhere, do virtually anything, and always perform. www.ribcraftusa.com

About Pacific Basin Inflatables Pacific Basin Inflatables, located on Kauai, is the leader in inflatable boat repair and refit for Hawaii.

Contact Matthew Velluto mvelluto@ribcraftusa.com
781.639.9065

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