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Old 27 June 2005, 07:56   #1
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New BP Delta that was discussed here a while back. 2000hp on Hamilton Jet drives . Love the cabin and those tube strengtheners?? by the bow. Really is a go anywhere RIB.
http://www.hotribs.com/03press/198-delta/delta.asp

On a smaller scale Avon have introduced 2 new Seariders. 7.6m and 6.7m in length, both have transom extensions and new hull designs by ZHT, Vancouver. Tubes sit clear of water at rest for more performance, which make them quite different from the traditional Searider concept.
http://www.hotribs.com/05ribreviews/14searider/avon.asp

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Old 27 June 2005, 08:40   #2
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Very interesting!!!!

I don't know about bow strengtheners though - look more like buoyancy chambers to me. Maybe serve both purposes??? Or could be tanks of some sort???

As to the Avons - nice to see their new designs but I DO have some doubts about "probably the world's best professional RIB hull designers, ZHT in Vancouver"

As to the squared off nose - not exactly a new feature!!!

Why so scepetical??? Because since Zodiac have taken over Avon they have tried to strangle them at every opportunity. Avon USED to own Zodiac and they never acted like this.

If you look closely at this "NEW" design you will see the hull design - with the engines further back - and the squared off nose - look remarkably like the CZ7 made by - yup Zodiac!!!

At least buy the Avon version and you will get the best build quality for a LOT less money - the Avon is 28k - ok you have to add engines and electronics but it will still work out a lot less than a CZ7!!!!
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Old 27 June 2005, 08:41   #3
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Just searched for ZHT Vancouver

Stands for Zodiac Hurricane Technologies!!!!

Think I was right then!!!
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Old 06 July 2005, 18:38   #4
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In answer to the conjectures of Swginn & Codprawn, the boxes up towards the bow have a far more mundane purpose than they suggest.
In the unlikely event of a forced ditching of a helicopter used for crew transfer duties between the mainland & offshore platforms in the North Sea, the ARRCs ( Autonomous Rescue & Recovery Craft ) are capable of rescuing & give primary medical treatment to the full complement of 21 persons. If the accident is so severe that some unfortunates do not survive, the convention is that you stow them with dignity, away from the other survivors. Hence "Non Survivor" boxes.
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Old 06 July 2005, 19:12   #5
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mmmm what a nice item to have on your boat. i can se it on the spec now....

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