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Recently launched Panthercats International Marine Technology have introduced an exceptional new hull shape which features an anti-stuff bow, giving the Panthercat RIB's claim to be the smoothest, driest ride of any boats on the market. The full range comprises the 9m and 7.5m Panthercat Rapiers and the 6.3m Panthercat Sabre. For each boat, the very high standard core specification is tailored to the customer's requirements using the highest quality fittings, fixtures and build techniques available.
All three Panthercat models have an extremely strong monocoque construction as their starting point, with high quality internal deck moulding with integrated non-slip deck. The heavy duty 1100 Dtex hypalon or extra heavy duty 1670 Dtex (commercial) tubes all have five chambers, each fitted with pressure relief valves. All three boats feature under deck fuel tanks with integrated fillers. Twin 150 litre fuel tanks are fitted to the 6.3m boat while the 7.5m and 9m boats both have twin 250 litre tanks. The well thought out integrated moulded storage on all the boats combines spaciousness with exceptional ease of access. With so many carefully thought out characteristics included as standard, each boat then becomes unique to customer's requirements.
With over 700 GRP colours and 15 tube colours to choose from, the only limiting factor will be imagination! Engine size will be down to customers choice, but as a maximum, the 6.3m Sabre can carry twin 60hp four stroke engines or a single 150hp Optimax two stroke or a single 120hp Mercruiser Diesel engine. The 7.5m Rapier and the 9m Rapier can carry engines up to a maximum of twin 225hp Optimax engines, or a single 300hp diesel engine or twin 120hp diesel engines.
The Panthercats team is confident that the new boats will create a huge splash and are anticipating strong demand for this season. Panthercats Technical Director, James Kooreman said "With so many RIBs already available on the market, we knew that the Panthercats needed to be exceptional boats. We feel that this has been achieved through the combination of superb design and construction, outstanding fittings and great delivery times and a variety of colours to choose from. "
For more information about the Panthercat RIBs please contact: James Kooreman, Technical Director, Panthercats International Marine Technology on +44 (0) 7774 895526, fax: +44 (0) 1945 465810 or email: James.Kooreman@hprins.co.uk