January 15, 2022

Weymouth Harbormaster Takes Delivery of RIBCRAFT 5.85

RIBCRAFT Delivers Harbormaster Boat to the Town of Weymouth. 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, January 2021 – Located just south of Boston, the Weymouth Police Department recently took delivery of a RIBCRAFT 5.85. The boat will be used by the Harbormaster for patrol, safety enforcement, and rescue operations. Although the department has larger patrol boats, what they lacked was a versatile, quick response craft that was easily operated by one or two officers; they found that with the 19’ 5.85.

RIBCRAFT worked with the Weymouth Police Department to build a boat that suited their diverse operational requirements. Of critical importance for the department was the need for an aluminum hull for consistency with the other vessels in their fleet. RIBCRAFT provided a customized alloy hull that met the customer’s requirements while still providing RIBCRAFT’s proven performance. In addition to the aluminum upgrade, the boat features a center console with a front bench seat, aluminum T-Top, forward and aft tow posts, full navigation package and electronics box, safety light package, and a Suzuki 140 HP Four Stroke engine.

Features of the RIBCRAFT 5.85 include:
• Deep V aluminum hull
• Heavy duty 1670 DTX Hypalon tube
• Center console with front bench seat
• T-Top with electronics box
• Forward and aft tow posts
• LED light bar
• Raymarine GPS with FLR Thermal Camera
• Suzuki 140 HP Four Stroke Engine

Originally designed as a surf rescue craft, the RIBCRAFT 5.85 is small enough to maneuver in shallow waters and can be easily launched and operated, yet large enough to carry ample crew and gear and handle vast seas. This 19’ model is a favorite among departments for its versatility, durability, safety, and performance.

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

Kelly Hines