The Textron NAIAD 11.8 meter 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. Its rugged aluminium construction, combined with a cutting-edge hull form and lightweight drive train, enable superior performance at speeds up to and greater than 45 knots in the harshest operating conditions, both in offshore and inland waterways.
Designed for coastal, riverine, and special operations, the RHIB’s generous forward deck space allows for flexible modular configuration tailored to a wide spectrum of missions, from combat patrolling to interdiction operations. It is equipped with Hamilton waterjets powered by twin Cummins 600-horsepower diesel engines. The propulsion system is further enhanced by Hmailton Jets state-of-the-art blue ARROW™ waterjet control system for precision slow-speed handling and docking.
The boat also features Shockwave marine suspension seats that offer a smooth and powerful ride without crew fatigue over long-range patrols and operations, even in rough seas. In addition to military and Coast Guard / Homeland Security applications, the Naval Surface Warfare Center Combatant Craft Division (NSWC-CCD) currently operates this platform for the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to perform mission module testing for various surface and undersea warfare applications.
Textron Naiad 12 metre RHIB clients include:-
Navy, Coastguard, Law Enforcement, Search & Rescue, professional user information to follow
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