MARBLEHEAD, Mass. – March 12, 2013- RIBCRAFT®, the United States manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for safety professionals, law enforcement, and military agencies, announced the recent delivery of a RIBCRAFT 7.8 for specialized LNG security and rescue operations.
Requiring the ability to carry multiple response personnel quickly, the 25’7” RIBCRAFT 7.8 complete with jockey-style pod seating for six passengers and crew features twin 170HP Volvo Penta diesel engines with Hamilton Jets. The designated power plant delivers a top speed of over 36 knots regardless of the conditions. With the dual jet propulsion, the vessel delivers optimal maneuverability, enabling the operators to easily maintain position or quickly maneuver regardless of headway speed.
The RIBCRAFT 7.8 will serve multiple functions for the international client with the primary mission to transport and deploy security and rescue personnel. The RIB is designed as a deployable shipboard vessel that is capable of operating in both open sea conditions and near shore shallow water operations.
In addition to crew seating, the boat features adequate deck space for patient transport and treatment. Ultimately destined for overseas use, this is the first in a series of craft RIBCRAFT will construct for such security applications.
About RIBCRAFT RIBCRAFT designs and builds safe, durable, performance oriented rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and inflatables 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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