7.3m Aluminium RHIB


Length OA7.59 m (24” 11’)
Length Alloy7.30 m (23” 11’)
Length WL6.12 m (20” 1’)
Beam OA2.88 m (9′ 6″)
Beam Alloy2.44 m (8′ 0″)
Draft hull0.54 m (1′ 9″)
Displacement2800 kg (6173 lbs)
Engine PowerTwin 200 Hp Outboards
Fuel Capacity490 Ltr (129 Gallons)
Sprint Speedapprox. 46knots
Hull MaterialMarine Grade Aluminium Alloy


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DVD 7.3m Aluminium Centre Console RHIB – Fast Response Vessel – Design #134A

Another smaller RHIB produced in collaboration with Kanter Marine. This one has, to my eye, an extremely sweet hull which is actually a development of our earlier 7.5m Shallow Deadrise Waterjet RHIB – design #090. This design was initially built as a demo vessel, to showcase the various advantages and features and possibilities inherent in working vessels in this size range.

Essentially this design differs from #090 in that it is now outboard powered and the hull deadrise has been increased from 12° to a much more seakindly 21°, resulting in a hull shape that we are very pleased with. Carrying capacity is increased, deck space is huge by virtue of the D-shape inflatable collar (see photo’s). This design also shows the rounded off front end in plan view, which means the inflatable collar is less likely to be pinched off/punctured by backing structure when nosing up to other vessels etc.

Various versions of this design have been built, with walk-around consoles placed forward or amidships (or aft if so desired) and there is potentially a concept for an enclosed cabin for leisure or patrol/rescue use. Power in various configurations up to 400 Hp is feasible, resulting in speeds over 45 knots.