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9m Rigid Inflatable

This 9m Rigid Inflatable was custom designed for a clients’ requirement to handle large 3m diameter marker buoys and ground tackle.

The philosophy underpinning the design by Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions (NMS) was the need to:

o Provide specific anchor handling machinery
o Optimise the space onboard the vessel to perform its specific role
o Provide protection for the crew from the elements

Designed for the RIB’s hull to be constructed from marine grade aluminium, with inflatable tubes, the vessel measures 9.30 metres in length overall, with a beam of 2.80 metres, and has a draught of 0.50 metres. The aluminium floor is a highly abrasion resistant, suited for demanding applications.

Powered by two Volvo Penta IPS drives, this 9m rigid inflatable vessel design provides the ideal tools for launching and retrieving marks quickly and accurately, with a sprint speed of 40+ knots, and 400 litres of fuel on board.

The helm is at the rear of the craft with a high degree of all round visibility, with the open canopy and large forward deck providing plenty of room for transport of marker buoys and anchors. The lower freeboard allows ready access to equipment and personnel in the water.

Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions experience in developing customised solutions to specific clients’ requirements enabled a workable solution to the clients’ needs. We can design a rigid inflatable to a specification to meet your needs, including tender vessels, tourist shuttles and dive operators.

Custom 9m Rigid Inflatable designed by Naval Architecture and Marine Solutions

9m Rigid Inflatable