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June 14, 2017

RIBCRAFT Delivers Two USCG Certified Tour Boats

RIBCRAFT Delivers Two USCG Certified Tour Boats. The leading manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for marine professionals around the world, RIBCRAFT announces the recent deliveries of two USCG Sub Chapter T Certified Tour Boats to customers in Hawaii and Florida.

RIBCRAFT delivered two certified 30' RIBCRAFT 9.0's, one to the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort in Hawaii and one to Aqua Adventure Tours in Florida, to be used for eco and adventure tours. Featuring a combination of jockey-style pod seats and benches, the boats can accommodate up to 15 guests. The two RIBCRAFTs feature a large aluminum canopy top with integrated dual folding swim ladders, that in addition to providing lifejacket storage and water access, offer aft shaded seating to complement the open air seating up forward. The boats' configuration provide safety, comfort, and versatility to create the ultimate passenger experience regardless of age. Designed with on-water enjoyment in mind, RIBCRAFT built the boats to meet the unique needs of each company.

The new RIBCRAFT 9.0 for the Four Seasons Hualalai marks the resort's second RIBCRAFT. The boat will be utilized for exploring secluded beaches, snorkeling, whale watching, and epic adventures around the Hawaiian Islands. Powered by twin 300HP Yamaha outboards, the boat will reach speeds in excess of 50mph. With multiple trips a day during the busy season, the boat is built to not only meet the resorts varied tour offerings but to also withstand the seven day a week operations.

Aqua Adventure Tours, an eco-adventure tour business in Florida took delivery of their RIBCRAFT to provide high speed tours, dolphin expeditions, and interactive snorkeling and paddling adventures. "When we decided to build a RIB for our adventure sightseeing and excursion business, we knew we wanted to work with a builder who had real-world experience building Sub-T inspected vessels. And since aesthetics, convenience and comfort are just as important to our customers as performance and durability are to us, we also needed a builder who could seamlessly blend all of that together. RIBCRAFT more than met our expectations by building a rugged Sub-T RIB that looks like it belongs on the deck of a megayacht. OSPREY is the talk of the town!" said Aqua Adventure Tours' President, Chris Thalmann.

These two RIBCRAFT 9.0 certified boats feature RIBCRAFT's signature stable, dry ride operators expect and demand. As they are fully inspected vessels, the boats feature commercial grade fire retardant fiberglass deep V hulls, certified electrical and mechanical systems, and complete stability analysis and testing.

RIBCRAFT's certified vessels, ranging in size from 29 to 41' can be personalized to each tour company's specific requirements while meeting the United States Coast Guard's regulations for passenger-for-hire vessels. RIBCRAFT offers:
- Multiple configurations with pod, bench, and shock mitigating seats available
- Propulsion options with various outboard and inboard brands and horsepower
- Hull and tube colors to match your corporate identity
- Accessories for all on water activities - swim ladders, tow posts, dive tank racks, keel guard, rod holders, fresh water washdowns, marine heads and more.

RIBCRAFT builds the boat to meet the customer's specific operational requirements, whether that's whale watching, eco-friendly tours, adventure rides, shuttle and taxi services, or any other activity where transporting passengers safely is essential. Each boat can be personalized to the individual tour company while following the standards for Sub Chapter T certified boats with material, mechanical, electrical, and safety guidelines.

The leader in USCG Certified passenger-for-hire rigid inflatable boats, RIBCRAFT has several certified RIBs currently in production, most notably the new 41' RIBCRAFT 12.5 model.

About RIBCRAFT
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.

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