9.0m Aluminium RHIB – Security


Length OA9.75 m (32′ 0″)
Length Alloy8.71 m (28′ 7″)
Length WL7.83 m (25′ 8″)
Beam OA2.96 m (9′ 9″)
Displacement4650 kg (10251 lbs)
Engine PowerTwin 300 Hp Outboards
Fuel Capacity510 Ltr (135 Gallons)
Sprint Speed+45 knots
Hull MaterialMarine Grade Aluminium Alloy
First year of construction2008
ISO/CECategory B (Offshore)


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DVD 9m Aluminium RHIB with Forward Console – Security and Military purposes

Midway through 2007 we were approached by Kanter Marine, Ontario, Canada to partner them in a tender process for the construction of several open, military-style RIB’s capable of high speeds and rapid deployment of personnel to “trouble-spots”.

Our concept design was successful and we were awarded the project which is now in build. In a very tight schedule Kanter Marine are producing multiple vessels needing to be operational by the start of the northern summer of 2008.

It has been immensely challenging to comply with the specific requirements needed for these vessels to perform satisfactorily. Briefly some of these are as follows:

  • Crew of 11 personnel, fully kitted out at well over 100 kg per person.
  • Additional payload of up to 300 kg.
  • Shock-mitigating seating for all personnel on board.
  • Minimum top speed of 45 knots with full load of gear, fuel and personnel.
  • Endurance capability at top speed of at least 2 hours.
  • Range of 160 nautical miles at planing speed.
  • Beaching capability.
  • Draft restriction of 1 metre.
  • Shock-mitigating seating for all personnel on board.
  • Compliance with ISO requirements for Stability, Buoyancy, Load-capacity, Down-flooding, Construction and Quick-draining Cockpits etc.

Looking at the general arrangement shown on this page it seems like the boat is all seating, not surprising as carrying 11 persons in full battledress on specially designed shock-absorbing seats on a 32′ boat is a tough ask. The seats are by Shockwave, Sidney, B.C. and are capable of folding up to increase working deck space.

The hull shape has benefitted from our experience with other similar sized RIB designs, the latest of which to be launched in September 2007 was our 9.5m QRV. These RIB designs have been praised for their seakeeping ability and smooth ride and we now have several under construction for various Coastguard units here in NZ and a staggering level of enquiry from all around the world.