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Old 04 October 2013, 06:40   #1
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NEW Parker 680 JET Rib

The Parker 680 Jet was specially designed for Parker Ribs by UK naval architect Adam Younger. Adamís brief was the length of the craft, propulsion package and that water jet only was required. The engine is the Mercury Diesel TDI 3.0L 265HP with ZF63A gearbox and Hamilton Jet 213 drive. The performance after the initial trials surprised us all. Adam did a very good job. A speed of 40knots was achieved with superb sea keeping qualities. These photos were taken in the factory only yesterday prior to delivery for testing by the Polish Marine Police. Photos will be posted once the craft is back on the water.
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Old 04 October 2013, 08:28   #2
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and a few more pictures before the rib goes on the water.
Moulded deck and engine box which is service engineer friendly
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Old 04 October 2013, 08:31   #3
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For some reason I have never liked inboard boats (don't ask me why).

However looking at the photo's you've posted Andre, I find myself strangely wanting one. Love the look of the hull with the purposefully designed and prominent spray rails. Obviously this is a commercial RIB, but I can see the benefit of a reversible rear seat so that you could turn the engine box in to a sunbed and convert it in to a fishing platform
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For some reason I have never liked inboard boats (don't ask me why).

However looking at the photo's you've posted Andre, I find myself strangely wanting one. Love the look of the hull with the purposefully designed and prominent spray rails. Obviously this is a commercial RIB, but I can see the benefit of a reversible rear seat so that you could turn the engine box in to a sunbed and convert it in to a fishing platform
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my current demo rib is a diesel stern drive 320 HP. You can helm her on route to Cherbourg

By the way the engine box on the Jet rib is 185 cm long so it would make a good sun bed but not in our climate. A diving platform is an option.
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Hi Andre

Sorry i was not able to coem and see you on SBS or even the day after. So busy schedule and stuff on my head....

i am happy to see you are doing so well with the Parker Ribs!!! This is again a nice looking species!!

I am not an expert on Jet but 40knots for a 6.80 m rib does not seem fast especially if you consider the reasonable amount of 325HP!!! Ofcorz the weight of both engine and Jet contribute to that for sure but nevertheless....I was thinking bcoz of the better weight distribution it should contribute more to both handling and speed but obviously i am wrong

Is there any specific use for the Jet (shallow water or close encounters with people) and this Rib in specific???

Keep up the good work and please keep posting pictures; it is addictive
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I am not an expert on Jet but 40knots for a 6.80 m rib does not seem fast especially if you consider the reasonable amount of 325HP!!!
That's because it's a 265hp...

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That's a pretty good speed for a jet drive actually; they're fairly inefficient due to the need to change helical thrust to linear thrust via the stators. Andre: how much did that boat cost out of interest?
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By the way the engine box on the Jet rib is 185 cm long so it would make a good sun bed
My feet would still stick over the end ;-)
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That's a pretty good speed for a jet drive actually; they're fairly inefficient due to the need to change helical thrust to linear thrust via the stators. Andre: how much did that boat cost out of interest?
Not so sure as yet. This will follow in due course. There will be two prices one for the open version the other with cabin. Radio and navigation equipment in option with Simrad / Lowrance being the first choice. A jet rib will no doubt be more expensive than a similar size rib with stern drive . This rib is aimed at a selective market and for sure not at the leisure one.

I am hoping to show it at Seawork next year
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