Although this design is still at the concept stage there has been sufficient interest from various quarters that we have realised that this could be a true “multi-purpose vessel” or MPV.
The renders show the same boat in two guises ie. rescue and police/military. This vessel could also be optimised to suit various commercial workboat roles. In the past our RHIB designs similar to this have been used for conservation and fisheries protection, as pilot vessels, and also as passenger ferries. The list is endless.
That being said the spec’s show a power range from 750 to 1050 Hp. Top speeds in normal load condition will be in the range of 38 to 46 knots. There is a further possible option to step the planing surface in order to enhance the speed potential. So far the dimensional envelope of this design is configured for outboard motors but with some mod’s inboards driving jets could be an option.
In line with all our previous RHIB designs this one also benefits from a rugged marine-grade aluminium alloy hull structure, which is pretty much the material of choice, worldwide, for vessels of this type and utilisation. Scantlings exceed the minimums required by ISO and other classification societies.
Furthermore this vessel will comply with ISO and various national maritime authorities with regard to stability and buoyancy, quick-draining recesses, watertightness etc, etc.
So in summary an exciting vessel with many potential utilisations for Coastguard, Search And Rescue (SAR), Pilot vessel, Police vessel, firefighting, military or high speed pleasure cruising boat.