RHIB 1050: Exceeding expectations New additions to multi-functional
Utility Vessel range One of the newest members of the Damen portfolio is the RHIB 1050: a fast and highly manoeuvrable rigid hull inflatable boat. “Our initial testing has exceeded our expectations,” says Jos van Woerkum, Managing Director at Damen Shipyards Hardinxveld.
“The RHIB 1050 with an inboard motor can reach speeds of 55 knots, and the outboard motor version can do 60 knots.”
With a primary market focus on security and defence operations, the 10-metre long vessel has a cutting edge glass reinforced epoxy hull. This is built with a high end vacuum injection method to Lloyd’s Register approval.
Since its introduction, Damen has presented the vessel to numerous clients: “This new vessel has been well received by the market. We are in the tendering process for substantial contracts with the Dutch police force as well as various other European security forces.”