July 27, 2006

RIBCRAFT To Build Alloy Patrol RIB for Jamestown Harbormaster

Marblehead, MA, July 26, 2006 - RIBCRAFT, the United States manufacturer of rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies, today announced the award of a contract to build an aluminum hulled patrol craft for the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island.

The 21’ RIBCRAFT 6.5 will serve as Jamestown Harbormaster’s primary patrol craft for safety patrols, response scenarios, and basic harbor enforcement. Equipped with fore and aft tow posts, T-top w/ drop down sides for all weather protection, and an upgraded ruggedizing package for the heavy duty Hypalon tubes, this boat will allow the Harbormaster to respond to virtually any incident. The 6.5 makes for an excellent response craft, capable of reaching speeds in excess of 45 knots with the single 150HP Honda four stroke.

After a competitive bidding and evaluation process, the town selected RIBCRAFT for their primary patrol craft based on past performance, design parameters, build quality & overall performance. To meet the alloy hull requirement set forth by the town, RIBCRAFT will build an all welded aluminum hull featuring the same trademark RIBCRAFT design characteristics of a deep V hull, aggressive bow sheer, and full length lifting strakes as the standard RIBCRAFT 6.5 fiberglass hull. The town is scheduled to take delivery of the RIB in late 2006.

Extremely durable, stable, and reliable, RIBCRAFT RIBs, with their heavy-duty inflatable tube are an excellent platform for harbormasters and rescue agencies.

About RIBCRAFT RIBCRAFT has established its position as a designer and builder of technologically advanced RIBS that fulfill the most demanding professional and recreational applications. RIBCRAFT is a leading supplier of professional grade RIBs throughout the world. With models starting at 15’, RIBCRAFT offers RIBs capable of fulfilling any mission. www.ribcraftusa.com

Contact Matthew Velluto mvelluto@ribcraftusa.com

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