The Textron Naiad 10 metre Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) is a hull concept designed by Naiad Inflatables Ltd of New Zealand and licensed for manufacture by Textron Marine & Land. The unique stepped-hull design and rugged, lightweight fendering system creates an optimal combination of performance and durability customised for outboard motor propulsion at this range of rated horsepower.
Designed for coastal, harbour and inland waterway operations the 10m RHIB is able to function in a variety of roles that include high-speed maritime pursuit, search and rescue, routine search and seizure operations, and low-speed harbour patrol and loitering. It is equipped with twin Evinrude 250 horsepower ETEC outboard motors with excellent power-to-weight ratio and electric hydraulic steering that permits precision handling at speeds up to and over 50 knots.
The 10m RHIB is configured to accommodate up to a crew of three and an additional eight passengers. The coxswain and commander are seated directly aft of the console in shock mitigating helm seats. The four shock mitigating jockey seats aft of the bolster seats will accommodate the engineer and three passengers. The remaining five passengers either stand adjacent to the seating area or sit on the boarding step lockers located in the rear of the craft.
Textron Naiad 10 metre RHIB clients include:-
Navy, Coastguard, Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, professional user information to follow
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