Shearwater RIBs Cutter - 6.8M Offshore RIB - YouTube
We have been working on a new model over the last year, we have just finished some promotional pictures and video. I thought I would give Ribnet first look.
We call it the Shearwater Cutter (6.8M). As with all our boats we try to look at the design with a fresh pad.
With the new Vibration at work rules now an important issue for a commercial user (no doubt it will creep into leisure use before too long) we wanted to design a hull which would noticeably reduce the pounding normally experienced in day to day boating round the UK coast. The hull has a very fine entry, 24 degree V aft ,the V also becomes constant a little earlier than normal giving a little less lift.The result is a hull which is 2-3kn slower with an equivalent HP but you can achieve a higher average speed as it will cut through 1.5m wave with ease. Even Paul Lemmer was excited with the results.
With the new 150efi we reach 37kn, average fuel consumption 15L per hour. 200L under deck plastic fuel tank.
Decks are above water so self draining, no bilge pump needed, tubes float clear to avoid weed. All new console with lots of storage inside - wakeboard, boat hook etc no problem, Lots of storage in the bow lockers.
The the decks are fully molded, even the the engine cabling has been thought out so the back end looks immaculate. The client who owns this boat wanted the weekend lifeboat look, we are working on more seating so it can be family friendly, vast choice of colours.
Hope you like it.