Marblehead, MA, March 18, 2008 – RIBCRAFT, today announced, that it has recently completed in country commissioning exercises for a fleet of RIBCRAFT 7.8’s delivered to the Philippines Presidential Security Group earlier this year.
The RIBs will be used by the Presidential Security Group to detect, identify, and disable potential threats in the vicinity of the Presidential Palace located on the Pasig River in Manila. Under the contract, RIBCRAFT directed final commissioning and post delivery inspections in country earlier this month.
The all black RIBs, with blacked out hulls, tubes, consoles, frames, and antennas, are designed to not only destroy potential threats to the Palace but to intimidate vessels from approaching. Intended for rapid response, the 25’10” RIBCRAFT 7.8s are outfitted with twin 150HP Honda four stroke outboards. With this power configuration, the RIBs easily reach speeds in excess of 45 knots.
Extremely durable, stable, and responsive, RIBCRAFT RIBs, with their heavy-duty Hypalon tube and deep V hull are excellent platforms for maritime interdiction and anti-terrorism missions.
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. www.ribcraftusa.com
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