RIBCRAFT delivers rescue boat to Greene Volunteer Fire Department
RIBCRAFT is a leading manufacturer of professional-grade rigid inflatable boats for public safety
MARBLEHEAD, Mass. — The town of Greene, Maine recently took delivery of a 16’ RIBCRAFT 4.8 for their volunteer fire department. This specialized RIB expands the department’s response capabilities while providing a safe platform for rescue missions. Funded by a grant through Firehouse Subs, RIBCRAFT worked with the department to build a boat that met all of their operational requirements.
Located on several rivers and lakes in Androscoggin County, the department receives many distress calls from recreational boaters. RIBCRAFT worked with the Fire Chief to understand the department’s needs and outfit the 4.8 to meet mission requirements. The RIB features a forward positioned center console with attached pod seat, aluminum antenna arch with integrated dive ladder, transom bollards and a keel guard. Powered by a 50HP Yamaha outboard, the boat reaches speeds in excess of 25mph while still providing unparalleled safety and unsurpassed performance. With a dark grey multi-chambered heavy-duty Hypalon tube, the RIBCRAFT 4.8 provides a durable, stable, and seaworthy platform regardless of the operational waters and sea conditions.
The RIBCRAFT 4.8 provides unmatched performance with its aggressive deep V hull and high swept bow, and excellent open deck space for rescue operations, personnel and equipment.
Features of the RIBCRAFT 4.8 include:
● Deep V fiberglass hull
● Forward positioned center console with attached pod seat
● Aluminum antenna arch with integrated dive ladder
● Aluminum transom bollards
● Keel guard
● Heavy duty multi-chambered dark grey 1670 dtx Hypalon tube outfitted with two sets of boarding wear patches and a pair of grab handles
● Yamaha 50HP outboard
● Bunk trailer
Designed originally as a deployable surf rescue craft, the RIBCRAFT 4.8 will allow the Fire Department to better serve the community by reaching more on-water areas previously inaccessible. Within weeks of delivery the new boat was already put to use in a water rescue. The 4.8 is a reliable and durable boat for the Greene Volunteer Fire Department to continue rescue operations in the local surrounding waters.
Extremely durable, stable, and reliable, RIBCRAFT RIBs with their heavy duty inflatable tube and deep V hull are an excellent platform for law enforcement, search and rescue and marine interdiction.
RIBCRAFT designs and builds safe, durable, performance oriented rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that fulfill the most demanding military, professional and recreational applications. A leading manufacturer of professional grade RIBs and inflatables for safety professionals, military agencies, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters throughout the world, RIBCRAFT offers vessels starting at 15’, capable of fulfilling most any mission. www.ribcraftusa.com
About Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donates lifesaving equipment and resources to first responders and public safety organizations through a quarterly grant program. Since the Foundation started, it has granted over $81 million to provide equipment, training, and support to hometown heroes. www.grants.firehousesubs.com/