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April 11, 2018

RIBCRAFT Announces the Recent Delivery of a New Rescue Boat to the Shrewsbury Fire Department

RIBCRAFT Announces the Recent Delivery of a New Rescue Boat to the Shrewsbury Fire 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 4.8 to the Shrewsbury Fire Department.

Marblehead, MA April 2018 - Located in central Massachusetts with several lakes and ponds in their jurisdiction, the Shrewsbury Fire Department provides on-water rescue operations in the local waters, particularly Lake Quinsigamond. The 15' RIBCRAFT 4.8 will serve as a fast response deployable boat for the Department, greatly expanding their response capabilities while providing a safe platform for rescue missions.

RIBCRAFT worked with the Department to understand their operational requirements and built a boat that met all their needs. The Department’s RIBCRAFT 4.8 features a forward positioned center console with attached pod seat and a custom collapsible antenna arch; this hinging arch is designed to fit under a low lying bridge on one of the local ponds. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha, the RIB will reach speeds in excess of 30MPH while still providing unparalleled safety and unsurpassed performance.

Additional features of the 15' RIB include:
- Custom aluminum antenna arch
- Keel guard
- Heavy duty Hypalon red tube with black rubstrake and a pair of tube grab handles
- Launching trailer

Designed specifically as a deployable surf rescue craft, the RIBCRAFT RIB will allow the Fire Department to better serve the community by reaching more on-water areas previously inaccessible. Within weeks of delivery the new boat was put to use in a bridge-jumper water rescue. The 4.8 is a reliable and durable patrol boat for the Shrewsbury Fire Department to continue rescue operations in the local surrounding waters.

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.

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. www.ribcraftusa.com

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