June 03, 2016

Delaware State Police takes delivery of Department's new dive boat, a RIBCRAFT 5.85.

Delaware State Police takes delivery of Department's new dive boat, a RIBCRAFT 5.85. As the leading manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for safety professionals, law enforcement, and military agencies around the world, RIBCRAFT provides the ultimate response boat.

Marblehead, MA, May 2016 - RIBCRAFT built the 19' RIB for the State Police's SCUBA team to be used in search and recovery missions in the many waterways of Delaware. Designed specifically as a surf rescue craft, the 5.85 is a favorite among departments for its versatility and rough water performance. The State Police's new RIBCRAFT will meet the department's need for a safe, reliable, and stable platform.

Configured specifically for the SCUBA team to provide ample deck space, the RIB features:
- Forward positioned rescue console with windscreen
- Open deck space to accommodate 4+ divers or Stokes baskets
- Robust antenna arch with integrated dive ladder
- Double skin tube reinforcement
- Dive flag signals

The electronics include:
- Digital depth gauge with transducer
- LED navigation lights
- Dual battery bank with charger

Powered by a 115hp Mercury outboard, the boat reaches speeds in excess of 40mph while still providing unparalleled safety and unsurpassed performance.

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

RIBCRAFT designs and builds safe, durable, performance oriented rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that fulfill the most demanding military, 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 15', capable of fulfilling most any mission. www.RIBCRAFTUSA.com

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