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Old 03 December 2019, 07:00   #1
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INEOS new support RIBs

Interesting news in my update email from the Boating Business website this morning.

https://www.boatingbusiness.com/news...WlwvODYwIn0%3D

Honda is working alongside marine manufacturer Ribquest to provide two new support boats for INEOS Team UK in its bid to take home the America’s Cup for Britain for the first time.

Supporting the new AC75 race boat will be the 11.6m Ribquest Velocity, weighing 3.5 tonnes and capable of speeds in excess of 60 knots powered by its three BF250 Honda Marine Outboards.

“This is the first support boat for the race boat, it’s going to get used for any close quarter manoeuvres, coming in and out of the harbour and also for any on the water emergencies,” explained Jake Bishop, support fleet manager at INEOS Team UK. “The new America’s Cup boat is going to be reaching between 50 and 60 knots so for these support boats we should be seeing 60 plus knots which should enable us to keep up with them.

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“We’ve chosen to partner with Honda for our engine package, because they managed to step forward and offer a level of support that’s unmatched by all the other brands and we’re really excited about working with them."
The two boats will each carry 700L of fuel and the expectation is that they will have a range with the three Honda engines of 700 nautical miles.
“We’ve worked with Honda before on a number of projects,” said Graham Lawton, Ribquest MD. “The technical basis of the Velocity hull is built on a stepped hull design, race technology that’s actually been brought forward into the public sector, scaled to a point where we can still prove the load carrying capability and speed achievable.”
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Old 03 December 2019, 07:50   #2
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I see they are using petrol they obviously don’t trust the red diesel they make
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Surely the fuel consumption figures are a bit ambitious 1nm per ltr running 3 250 hondas?
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Surely it would take a litre of fuel to move just the weight of the three lardy Hondas 1nm, let alone the 11.5M RIB, Gear and Crew as well.

But it's good news for Ribquest, I don't know if the hulls will actually be laid up in the UK, but I believe they at least build and fit out the rest of the boat in the UK.

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Old 03 December 2019, 09:54   #6
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But look like they turn a bit quicker than a supertanker.

https://ribquest.com/boats/commercial-velocity/

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It seems a bit optimistic mines does 1.3/nm so I don’t know how they work it out maybe they went with sales figures
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Laid up in the West Country.
Also have a look at the Ribride Velocity.
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A couple of racing yachts travelling at 60 knots plus a small fleet of chase boats doing a similar speed all in close proximity to each other and travelling in different directions.

It will have to end in tears at some point.

Well done to Ribquest as 60 knots plus is approaching race boat speeds particularly if there is any form of sea state. I was having a look at the FB Design 60 knot plus RIB's and they are pretty impressive.
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Surely the fuel consumption figures are a bit ambitious..
I agree, a 3.5 ton boat carrying half a ton of fuel plus equipment and crew is going to return 1mile/litre....not...nor is it going to run at 60knots... Politician speak.
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I agree, a 3.5 ton boat carrying half a ton of fuel plus equipment and crew is going to return 1mile/litre....not...nor is it going to run at 60knots... Politician speak.


Maybe Diane Abbot did the maths....I’ll get mi coit..
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It seems a bit optimistic mines does 1.3/nm so I don’t know how they work it out maybe they went with sales figures
I'm guessing 1ltr/nm/engine....
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