February 22, 2017

RIBCRAFT Delivers Patrol Boat to Pender County Sheriff's Department

RIBCRAFT Delivers Patrol Boat to Pender County Sheriff's Department. As the leading manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for safety professionals, law enforcement, and military agencies around the world, RIBCRAFT delivers a RIBCRAFT 6.5 to the Pender County Sheriff.

Marblehead, MA February 2017 - Located on the Atlantic Ocean in the southeastern part of North Carolina, Pender County Sheriff formed a joint venture with the County Rescue Squad to provide on water enforcement and rescue operations seven days a week during the summer months. The 21' RIBCRAFT meets the county's multifunctional requirements and greatly expands their on water response capabilities.

RIBCRAFT worked with the Department to understand their operational requirements and environmental conditions to insure the County's RIB was properly configured. The Sheriff needed a boat that was versatile in order to serve theirs and the Rescue Squads shared needs. The RIBCRAFT 6.5, designed and built specifically for rescue and patrol operations, answers this call.

The 6.5 features an innovative stokes basket system with an antenna arch and integrated dive ladder, making it ideal for any search and rescue mission. Powered by 175HP Yamaha outboard, the RIBCRAFT 6.5 will reach speeds in excess of 50MPH while still providing unparalleled safety and unsurpassed performance. Both the Sheriff's Department and the Rescue Squad will value the maneuverability of the boat during patrols and search and rescue missions.

Other features of the 21' RIB include:
- Center console layout with front bench seat and leaning post
- Aluminum T-Top with electronics box
- Full size windscreen mounted to the T-Top
- Forward tow post
- Pair of transom bollards
- Marine VHF
- Yellow Hypalon tubes with boarding wear patches, grab handles, bow chock and a reinforced bow

Designed specifically for hard 24/7 commercial use, the Sheriff's Department will be using the RIB to it's full potential this summer as it will be operational 7 days a week during the summer months, with a uniformed law enforcement officer and a paramedic onboard. RIBCRAFT is confident the boat will prove itself day in and day out and serve its purpose as both a patrol and a search and rescue RIB to both the Sheriff's Office as well as the County Rescue Squad.

Extremely durable, stable, and reliable, RIBCRAFT RIBs with their heavy-duty inflatable tube and deep V hull are an excellent platform for law enforcement, search and rescue, and marine 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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