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Lake Assault Boats

Innovative RIBs & Patrol Craft

Ribcraft cialized RIB features an all-aluminum Assault Boats, a part of Fraser Ship- seats, and an overhead waterproof elec-

RIBCRAFT delivered a purpose built extended T-Top with drop down canvas yards, has delivered a 24-ft. patrol boat tronics box. The craft’s electronics are 25-ft patrol and rescue boats to a coastal enclosure, antenna arch with an inte- to the U.S. Air Force. The heavy-duty protected with circuit breakers and all

Fire Department. The versatile center grated dive ladder, forward tow post, craft is a V-hull design powered by twin of its electrical switches are heavy-duty console con? guration of the RIBCRAFT complete electronics package with Gar- 200 hp outboard motors, and its estimat- toggles. Lake Assault Boats are custom 7.8 now features ? re suppression ca- min GPS, FLIR stabilized camera, loud ed top speed is 40 knots. The hull and engineered in Superior, Wisconson. The pabilities with a forward position ? re hailer/siren, and VHF. Powered by a 250 superstructure are constructed of marine company offers a wide range of hull pump. With the addition of ? re suppres- hp Mercury Verado outboard, this boat grade aluminum that are MIG and TIG designs and con? gurations suitable for sion, the 7.8 now offers a total ? re and will reach speeds in excess of 50 mph welded throughout. All water seams are use on inland lakes and rivers, and inter- rescue solution to the ? re service. At 25 ful? lling its mission as a fast response welded 100% on both sides and longitu- coastal and offshore waters. ft., the RIBCRAFT 7.8 provides a large boat. Extremely durable, stable, and reli- dinal structural members are stitch weld- open aft deck for rescue efforts, and ? re- able, RIBCRAFT RIBs with their heavy ed on opposite sides. The hull includes The Vigor Fast Interceptor ? ghting capabilities without sacri? cing duty in? atable tube and deep V hull are dive relief cut-outs on both the port and The Vigor Fast Interceptor (VFI) is a maneuverability and functionality. Orig- an excellent platform for law enforce- starboard sides of the vessel. The craft 21 x 4.7 m multi-mission craft deliver- inally designed for tactical operations ment, search and rescue, and marine in- is protected by a Gilman Ionomer foam ing speed, maneuverability and superior and patrol, the RIBCRAFT 7.8 with its terdiction. collar system around the gunwales. The seakeeping in challenging environments. long steep bow sheer and impressive T-top pilothouse includes a center con- Powered by a pair of MAN V12 generat- deep V hull offers unparalleled rough Lake Assault Boats sole, a heavy-duty wiper system, a weap- ing 1900 bhp each and driving two ZF water performance and safety. This spe- From the shores of Lake Superior, Lake ons storage box, two shock-mitigating SeaRex 130S surface drives, the 25.25- 50 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • APRIL 2019

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