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Old 24 January 2008, 17:10   #1
Country: Ireland
Boat name: Ocean Escapes
Make: Excalibur
Length: 9m +
Engine: 150Yamaha&300Verado
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 221
Arancia Surf Rescue Boat

Hey All, I wanna know as much as I can about this boat,

Arancia 3.80

what size engine does it take?

what speed does it do?

Where can I see one?

I looked at there website but didnt have all the info i want, also im looking for some large pics of the boats in action. cheers guys!


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Old 24 January 2008, 18:31   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: cornwall
Boat name: nothing
Make: rib eye 430
Length: 4m +
Engine: tatsu 50
MMSI: 666
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,914
Iam sure that the same model all our beach lifeguards are equipped with .
They use a 30 hp mariner 2 stroke with a propguard usually , some seem to have 25 hp .
There was a link here to some time back with some very extreme pics of the lifeguards training in them .

They appear to be tough well made little sibs but nothing really special from what i can see , they seem quite floppy compared to some air floor boats like the wetline / honda , but maybe thats an advantage in some way for the use they get in the surf ??

Iam sure the pics were here but can't find them now , they were under lifeguard training .

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Old 24 January 2008, 19:37   #3
Country: UK - Wales
Town: swansea
Boat name: Too Blue
Length: 8m +
Engine: Suzuki DT225
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 12,791
Some of our local clubs use them.

some great videos here that you can actually download!!!
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Old 25 January 2008, 12:39   #4
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Country: UK - England
Town: Newport IoW
Boat name: Amean/Pronto/Rumbo
Make: Solent Rib Princess
Length: 7m +
Engine: 200hp Etec 260x 2
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Look on You Tube irb racing loads to look at .
Ceasar Surf Cat is good or the Gemini GRX 380 as a comparison and has the handling of a zap cat due to the highjackers instead of the inflateable keel.
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