Originally Posted by Ceasarinflatables.co.za
5.3 Ceasar Maxi
Length - 5.3M
Max HP - 90HP
Max person - 6
Max Weight - 800KG
He says he needs to move 6 people. I was assuming that was 6 plus crew but I may be wrong? Even if its not for a boat that size with 6 on it will be cosy. That boat doesn't strike me as any better for the job than a standard big SIB for rocky shores? But may be faster than a SIB 'at sea' however fast and bouncy doesn't = safe to me.
Originally Posted by Shayter
I need to move 6 people several times daily 10-25km at good speed to places that have no soft landing...hard rock ledge shelfs.
Surprised no-one has mentioned seating? He's talking of moving 6 people at good speed over a fair old distance. If I'd posted up that I was thinking of doing Rib Rides in the UK for 6 people on a SR5.4 because it has a carrying capacity of >6 people so it must be OK, I'd have been destroyed by the forum for the risk of seating on the toobs. Does the collective think its OK to be moving people 25km at sea on the toobs? Or worse on the solid edges of a pioneer?
So Shayter - you may want to describe in a little more detail the Modus Operandi. Is that 6 people (?+crew) who you pick up from a starting point. Do they have gear? You then transport them at speed (what sort of speed were you thinking?) to a rocky shore location and chuck them out. Do you then return empty and collect more and return to the same location? Or do you wait and retrieve? Is it lots of short journeys totalling 25km or a single long trip of 25km? There may be one or two other relevant things like is the SIB/RIB the only route in/out? e.g. Could they be retrieved by road in the event of a problem? Is this a safety boat as well as a means of transportation etc.
Any coding type requirements (e.g. in the UK being more than 3miles from point of depart and / or more than 3 miles from land opens up additional requirements...). Daytime only operations? Good weather only operations?
Sorry I know your interest was the beaching part but I fear you may be getting good advice on boats that will beach safely (rotomoulds and ali hulls) but that this is only half a story as there may be other requirements.