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May 11, 2012

RIBCRAFT Introduces New Model: RIBCRAFT 5.7

MARBLEHEAD, MA - RIBCRAFT®, the United States manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for military agencies, law enforcement, safety professionals, and private industry announced the introduction of its newest model, the RIBCRAFT 5.7.

Designed for shipboard operation, the 5.7 is easily deployed for rescue responses, marine interdictions, security, personnel transfers, and search and seizure operations. With an overall length under 19’, the compact size of the RIBCRAFT 5.7 allows for the vessel to meet the tightest of shipboard stowage constraints while still meeting operational requirements. Extremely agile and responsive, this RIB delivers unmatched performance for any waterborne response. The 5.7 is available with a variety of I/O diesel engine options capable of operating on JP5 or JP8 with the choice of stern drives or water jets.

“Our team has put a tremendous amount of time and resources into designing and building the new 5.7 to meet the emerging shipboard requirements of twenty-first century naval vessels”, said RIBCRAFT President, Brian Gray. “This versatile RIB can not only be easily stowed, but provides a new level of functionality for the crew”.

Like all RIBCRAFT models, the 5.7 features a deep V hull, full length lifting strakes, heavy duty multi chambered Hypalon tubes with pressure relief valves, and high profile rubstrake. Exceptionally durable and built to military grade specifications, the 5.7 meets the demand for a new class of shipboard vessels.

About RIBCRAFTRIBCRAFT 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

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