July 25, 2011

Lakeside Fire District Takes Delivery of a RIBCRAFT Rescue Boat

MARBLEHEAD, Mass. – July 27th 2011- RIBCRAFT®, the United States manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies announced today the delivery of a RIBCRAFT 5.85 to Lakeside Fire District in Syracuse, New York.

The 19’4” 5.85 will be used by the fire district for search and rescue operations, and patrols. An ideal all purpose rescue boat, it will provide the department with the flexibility it needs when answering to calls on the surrounding lakes and rivers within their jurisdiction, along with the ability to easily transport and deploy the boat when responding to calls for mutual aid.

Outfitted for dive rescue operations, the 5.85 features an aluminum antenna arch with integrated folding dive, flood lights and a hand held search light for night rescues, along with a red tube and a blue strobe light that enables the boat to be easily identified on the water. Additional features include RIBCRAFT’s signature deep-v hull, full length lifting strakes, heavy duty multi chambered Hypalon tubes with pressure relief valves, high profile rubstrake and a 90HP Honda engine providing fuel efficiency and range.

Extremely durable, stable, and reliable, RIBCRAFT RIBs, with their heavy-duty inflatable tube are an excellent platform for law enforcement, search and rescue, and maritime interdiction.

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