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Navies of the World
TECHNOLOGY: RIBS & PATROL CRAFT
Vigor ton displacement (lightship) boat is built zure (VBSS) member to the ProZero series of carbon and durability at a very low structural for a 45 knot cruising speed and a 70 knot • Search and rescue (SAR) ? ber-based workboats – the ProZero weight. The new design presents a very sprint speed. Developed in partnership • Dive operations 7.5m SOLAS FRC MrK 3, showcasing large deck area which will accommodate with Michael Peters Yacht, the design is Tuco Marine’s trademark lightweight large payloads or up to 16 persons. New based on a proven platform to meet the Bullfrog Boats materials technology of Tuco Marine bow and fender con? gurations have followings needs of governmental agen- Bullfrog Boats has produced more than Group. The new FRC is a third-gener- been added for improved safety during cies around the world: 600 boats with ITS patented indestruc- ation design built around the ProZero transfer operations across the bow.
• High-speed interdiction for the pro- tible ? otation collar. The company re- 7.5m Fast Rescue Boat. The ? rst two The FRC out? tted with a single water tection of territorial waters or illegal cently introduced its larger series of our iterations of the 7.5m FRC design have jet installation as standard, with an op- drug enforcement. Bullfrogs. The 22-27-ft. series all have been developed and tested thoroughly tional twin water jet con? guration upon • Ability to launch and retrieve un- a constant dead rise of 24 degrees and during the ProZero development project request.
manned aerial vehicles, including combined with the Bullfrog collar it is for which Tuco received funding under Tuco is planning to follow up on the new ability to interface, control and trans- the most sea-worthy and driest ride boat the Horizon2020 SME Instrument pro- 7.5m FRC platform with both a 6.5m fer communications for its size! We are also the most cost gram. This development project ended in and a 8.5m version.
• Address swarm threats from multiple effective, the 22-ft. with Honda 200 hp 2018, but Tuco Marine has continued to To achieve the best balance between de- targets sells for $70,000. re? ne the project results and implement sign customization and delivery time, • Provide up to a 72-hour mission dura- them in the ProZero series. Tuco has arranged the entire design and tion Tuco ProZero Series The carbon ? ber materials technol- building process around a module-based • Carry out visit, board, search & sei- Tuco Marine Group has added a new ogy secures ultra-high levels of strength system. www.marinelink.com 51
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