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Old 17 November 2006, 12:56   #1
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Need info for new purchase...

Hello. I have been charged with procuring three bids for a new fast rescue boat for a training vessel.

Criteria:

capacity for min. 6 passengers and 1 crew;
diesel powered;
jet propulsion;
must include 450 volt AC compatible deck mountable launching/retrieval appliance;
SOLAS/USCG approved.

I am familiar with the Zodiac and Avon product lines, and would be interested in leads on other reputable manufacturers.

Any help or ideas would be very appreciated.

Regards,

D-

UPDATE:

Ah, yes. Budget.

Bid need to come in under $100,000 USD for boat and launch/retrieval appliance with delivery to Lake Michigan, Grand Traverse Bay, Michigan, USA.
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Old 17 November 2006, 13:00   #2
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Old 17 November 2006, 13:20   #3
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Budget would have a lot to do with it.

The best and most awesome diesel waterjet RIBs you could ever find are these.

http://www.mustangmarine.com/ribworker/index.htm

They have ali hulls and are brilliant at operating in rough seas and shallow waters - no transom so if you get a wave over you it goes straight out of the back!!!

http://www.venturejet.co.uk/gallery.htm

Some examples of a company that operates one - nice piccies.
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Old 17 November 2006, 13:37   #4
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More criteria

See UPDATE in original post.
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Old 17 November 2006, 13:46   #5
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Ahh - they are about double that!!!
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Old 17 November 2006, 13:54   #6
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Very nice, though...

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Ahh - they are about double that!!!
Yes, the OceanDynamics are quite extraordinary! A bit more boat than I need.
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You'd have to spec out the boat and hit up the mfgr's about price, but check Polaris Inflatable, Northwind, Titan; There's a host of small builders who do custom designs.

Having an idea of what the deck layout looks like will save you a lot of time.

Luck;

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Old 17 November 2006, 17:02   #8
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You may consider looking at 2nd hand boats

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/c...s+-+Commercial

There is a stunning Ribcraft here which would be in your budget when shipped over to the USA.

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/RFT071/

Also may be worth a word with John Price at Quinquari - makes great commercial RIBs at good prices - tends to do mainly outboard ones but I think he's doing quite a few diesels as well.

http://www.quinquarimarine.co.uk/
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Old 17 November 2006, 22:08   #9
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Old 18 November 2006, 01:15   #10
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How much power do you need? If 200hp is adequate, here is a diesel jet that mounts as an outboard;

http://www.swordmarine.com/
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