February 02, 2021

RIBCRAFT Delivers Two RIBCRAFT 7.8 Patrol Boats to Vermont State Police

RIBCRAFT Delivers Two RIBCRAFT 7.8 Patrol Boats to Vermont State Police. As the leading manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies around the world, RIBCRAFT provides the ultimate patrol boat.

Marblehead, MA, January 2021 – The Vermont State Police recently took delivery of two specialized 25’ RIBCRAFT 7.8’s. Delivered to the greater Burlington area, the RIB’s will be used by the State Police Marine Division for all law enforcement operations including patrol, search and rescue, rapid response, victim recovery, and executive protection details on Lake Champlain.

These two 25’ RIBs add to the Agency’s existing fleet of RIBCRAFTs and will provide expanded on-water capabilities. As with the previous RIBCRAFT deliveries, these boats were configured and built to meet the diverse operational requirements of the Vermont Marine State Police. The new 7.8 features a center console with windscreen and extended aluminum T-top, antenna arch, aft tow post, engine crash rail, heavy duty dark grey Hypalon tube with reinforcing at the bow, two rows of rubstrake reinforcing, and boarding wear patches. The 7.8 provides a comfortable platform for long patrols while offering an open deck for officers and gear. Powered by a 300HP Mercury SeaPro outboard, the boat will reach speeds in excess of 50mph while still providing unparalleled safety and unsurpassed performance.

Features of the RIBCRAFT 7.8 include:
• Center console with front bench seat
• Leaning post
• Extended aluminum T-top with windscreen and electronics box
• Aluminum antenna arch
• Aft tow post
• Engine crash rail
• Large open aft deck
• Fiberglass deep-V hull
• Keel guard
• Heavy duty dark grey 1670 dtx Hypalon tube with bow and rubstrake reinforcing

Originally designed as an offshore fast response craft, the RIBCRAFT 7.8 provides unparalleled performance with increased maneuverability and response capabilities along with RIBCRAFT’s signature stable, dry ride. Sergeant Carbo of the Vermont State Police states “The addition of these two 7.8 response vessels will be our fourth and fifth vessels we have received from RIBCRAFT. RIBCRAFT provides a solid product, built specifically to suit our needs that in turn allows us to provide a professional and reliable service to the many recreational boats on Vermont’s waterways.” RIBCRAFT is proud to continue to supply professional grade RIBs to the Vermont State Police Department Marine Division.

Extremely durable, stable and reliable, RIBCRAFT RIBs with their heavy duty inflatable tube and deep V hull 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