RIBs and High Speed Craft
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats are known as RHIBs in the US or as RIBs worldwide. The main characteristic is an inflatable collar attached to a GRP, FRP, composite or aluminium hull.
In the Directory High Speed Craft (HSC) refers to planing or semi-planing craft that are not RIBs. This includes Foam Collar Craft, Fast Landing Craft, Interceptors, Pilot Boats and Patrol Craft.
Professional Boats and Equipment
Boat builders specialising in vessels for the professional sector utilise the combination of naval architecture, innovative design plus marine grade components and equipment to deliver high performance craft.
Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) featured in the Directory understand the requirements of professional maritime organisations. OEMs reference professional sector end-users.
Tenders and Procurement
Decision makers and buyers want the best engineering available for their budget. Concise, relevant online information assists with tender specifications and supports procurement decisions.
The Directory separates boats and equipment into categories. Product entries summarise individual products with a consistent layout that can be read quickly and used for comparison.
Search & Rescue, Military, Special Forces, Coast Guard, Homeland Security, Police and specialist marine organisations need craft that are capable of operating safely in extreme conditions.
Professional maritime organisations need maximum efficiency from their personnel at sea. To achieve this boats and equipment need to be selected to protect crew and passengers from injury.
RIB & HSC Directory Objective
Our aim is simply to bring together The Best Of The Best!!
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