March 19, 2009, Marblehead, MA - RIBCRAFT, a leading builder of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIB), announced the addition of the AF Series of Inflatables for first responders and military agencies.
The AF Series, designed specifically for military, special forces, and first responders provides an alternative to the RIB for applications that require an easily transportable, shallow draft, and economical inflatable boat. Ranging in size from 14’ to 19’, the three AF models feature heavy duty 1880 dtx Hypalon tubes, removable rigid floors, and an innovative hull and tube design designed to carry large payloads on a plane while at the same time delivering unsurpassed performance and maneuverability.
“Many of our customers have been asking for an all inflatable boat for some time. Not all first responders need an offshore RIB, but they still want the same durability and performance that a RIB offers but in a smaller offering”, said Brian Gray, President of RIBCRAFT. He continued, “With the AF Series we answer this need, while offering an extremely safe and cost effective rescue platform for any water based response a department may encounter while delivering the same service customers have come to expect from RIBCRAFT.”
RIBCRAFT offers three models within the AF Series, the AF 14, AF 16, and AF 19. Each model can be fully foldable and compact for easy deployment and offer quick assembly. Like every RIBCRAFT RIB, the AF Series can be personalized to meet mission requirements.
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 manufacturer of professional grade RIBs and inflatables for safety professionals, military agencies, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters throughout the world, RIBCRAFT offers vessels starting at 14’ capable of fulfilling most any mission. www.ribcraftusa.com