Vessel Type: 55+ Knot High Speed RIB

We were approached by Richard Gilpin of Jersey, UK, early in 2006 to develop him a world beating RIB. Richard has a lot of experience with RIBs and felt that there was something lacking in the performance of many of the current brand name RIBs.
We set about combining our stunning AIR RIDER hull form with inflatable RIB collars with the result being this amazing new vessel fiited with the latest offering from SUZUKI, who have worked closely with Richard on this custom configuration.

Richard has done a stunning job in co-ordinating this whole build project, using Auztek Engineering in Wales for the Aluminium work, then a whole range of specialists for the remainder of the fitout and engineering.
The key to the vessel’s performance, aside from the AIR RIDER hull, is the fact that it has been fitted with ‘Jacking Plates’ which allow the motors to be raised dynamically. Coupled to this is the fitting of specialist semi surface piercing propellers which allow the engines to be run at increased height, without being prone to cavitation of the propellers.

Although this was built as a private vessel to allow high speed transits from Jersey in the Channel Islands, across to France or England, it is well suited for PATROL applications.

MK 06032

Marine Kit Number: MK 06032

  • Vessel Specifications
    metric
    imperial
  • Hull Length
    12.23 m
    40' 2"
  • Overall Length
    12.60 m
    41' 4"
  • Waterline Length
    10.63 m
    34' 10"
  • Beam
    4.20 m Moulded
    13' 9"
  • Draft @ Working Displ.
    0.68 m
    2' 3"
  • Working Displacement
    8.65 Tonnes
    19,050 lb
  • Light Displacement
    6.0 Tonnes
    13,230 lb
  • Deck height above Waterline
    1.02 m
    3' 4"
  • Bow Freeboard at rest
    1.65 m
    5' 5"
  • Fuel Capacity
    2,000 Litres
    528 Us. Gal.
  • Engine/s
    4 x 300hp Suzuki Outboards
  • Total Installed Power
    895 kW
    1,200 hp
  • Sprint Speed
    100+ km/hr
    55+ Knots
  • Cruise Speed
    56 km/hr
    30 Knots
  • Structure
    metric
    imperial
  • Bottom Plates
    6 mm
    1/4"
  • Side Plates
    5 mm
    3/16"
  • Main Deck Plates
    4 mm
    5/32"
  • Foredeck Plates
    4 mm
    5/32"
  • Superstructure Plating
    4 mm
    5/32"
  • Nominal Frame Spacing
    600 mm
    2"
  • Aluminium Delivery Pack Dimensions
    metric
    imperial
  • Length
    9m
    30'
  • Breadth
    2.2m
    7' 2"
  • Depth
  • Shipping Weight
    5.65 Tonnes
    12,450 lb

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