Delivery of the first Ocean Craft Marine 9.8m Amphibious RIB on its way
Sep 01, 2016
Ocean Craft Marine is pleased to announce the development, testing and delivery of another Ocean Craft Marine industry first; A 9.8 meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Amphibious boat. This new model Amphibious RHIB is no longer a prototype and has now entered full-production.
This very first production boat is intended for private use, and is being delivered this month.
The Sealegs® amphibious system available on the Ocean Craft Marine 9.8m RIB and consists of motorized, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with tremendous off-water capabilities.
The entire system is marinised and retracts completely out of the water while underway. This means there is no compromise to on-water performance.
Once fitted with the amphibious technology Sealegs®, any Ocean Craft Marine RHIB will be able to travel directly between land and sea by the use of three retractable wheels with a hydraulic system linked to an inboard motor.
Powered by a single 350Hp Mercury, Verado 4 stroke outboard engine, this 9.8m amphibious RIB can reach speeds of up 41 mph when fully loaded. On land, it can travel to up to 10kph.
Featuring Hypalon Tubes, 225 L fuel tank and self-draining deck, the Ocean Craft Marine 9.8m is also equipped with 4 Ullman Patrol Shock-mitigating Seats designed for additional comfort and lateral stability. The stand-up double center console has a forward seat and the Canopy has a custom 4 sided Canvas/Isinglass seasonal cockpit enclosure that can be added to it.
This boat was ordered fully in black color, for its fiberglass, tube-set and accessories; So all the stainless steel and aluminum equipment have been powder coated in black color, such as the aft tow post, the forward Samson post and the T-Top.
As for the electronics and the navigational equipment, the 9.8m Ocean Craft Marine Amphibious RIB has been filled with the latest, including but not limited to the following:
- FLIR M- 324 XP PAL 19mm SP 9HZ Night vision camera
- Garmin NTSC Reverse Image GC 10 1R Camera
- David Clark 9900 Series Wireless Communication system
- Garmin AIS 300 with Antenna W/ Ratchet Mount
- Standard Horizon VHF Radio with Antenna and HD Ratchet Mounting Base
- Garmin GPS Map 7410 Chart Plotter 10” Screen
- IAW COLREGS LED navigation lights
- LED Flood lights
- LED light bar (red and blue)
- Signal horn
- Search light
- Offshore Marine compass 95