Marblehead, MA, October 29, 2009- RIBCRAFT recently delivered an AF 14 to Clinton First Aid and Rescue located in Clinton, NJ. The fully inflatable boat, which is part of RIBCRAFT’s AF line of inflatable boats, will be used by the department for shallow water rescues and applications requiring easy deployment.
The 13’9” AF 14 features heavy duty 1880 dtx Hypalon tubes, removable rigid floor, 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.
Clinton First Aid and Rescue will use the AF 14 in conjunction with their 19’ RIBCRAFT 5.85 RIB creating a total water solution for all bodies of water in their jurisdiction. They selected a yellow tube with the department’s name in custom Hypalon lettering to coordinate with their RIB.
The AF Series, designed specifically for first responders military, special forces, and provides an alternative to the RIB for applications that require an easily transportable, shallow draft, and economical inflatable boat. Both models can be disassembled and folded and are compact for easy transport and storage. Like every RIBCRAFT RIB, the AF Series can be personalized to meet mission requirements.
Many customers have been asking for an all inflatable boat for some time. Not all first responders need an offshore RIB, however they still want the same durability and performance that a RIB offers but in a smaller offering. The AF Series answers this need by 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.