Marblehead, MA, January 2008 – RIBCRAFT, a leading manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for first responders, military agencies, yacht clubs, and tour companies today announced the delivery of a United States Coast Guard Certified Sub Chapter T passenger for hire vessel to the Kona Village Resort in Hawaii.
The 30’ RIBCRAFT 9.0, certified for more than twenty passengers, includes a combination of pod and bench seating, a custom canopy top with twin folding swim ladders, and an onboard freshwater shower. Powered by twin 225HP Honda four stroke outboards, the certified RIBCRAFT provides guests of Kona Village in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, with access to nearly two dozen nearby dive sites, offshore snorkeling excursions, sunset cruises, and seasonal humpback whale watching treks.
With its 30’ RIBCRAFT 9.0, RIBCRAFT has set a new standard for USCG certified passenger for hire RIBs. RIBCRAFT has established itself as a leading designer and builder of certified Sub Chapter T vessels for resorts, tour operators, and cruise companies looking for professional grade boats that can be personalized to their specific applications.
The company announced that it has signed contracts to deliver several more RIBCRAFT 9.0s for tour operations and cruise lines in the first part of 2008.
About RIBCRAFT RIBCRAFT designs and builds safe, durable, performance oriented rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that fulfill the most demanding professional and recreational applications. A leading supplier of professional grade RIBs for safety professionals, military agencies, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters throughout the world, RIBCRAFT offers RIBs starting at 15’ capable of fulfilling most any mission.