Armstrong building custom RHIB for Bay Area tours


The following is text of a news release from Amstrong Marine USA:

(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Tour company Bay Voyager will add a 37-foot rigid-hull inflatable boat (RHIB) to its fleet this spring. Designed by Naiad and currently under construction at Armstrong’s Port Angeles production facility, the 37-by-13-foot monohull features a semi-open cabin design with full width aft canopy and heavy-duty fendering system. Twin Yamaha 300-hp outboards and 265-gallon fuel capacity bring a wealth of points of interest within easy reach.

“This new boat will provide an expanded route with views of Alcatraz, wildlife, and the Golden Gate and Bay bridges," said Capt. Charles Jennings of Bay Voyager. "It will be one of the most comprehensive and unique tours departing from the waterfront.”

With the space to accommodate 28 passengers plus two crew, the RHIB more than doubles Bay Voyager’s current passenger capacity. A thoughtfully designed seating arrangement provides unobstructed views throughout. For passenger comfort and convenience, a head compartment is incorporated beneath the console. Additional customizations include a Raymarine navigation/electronics package and LED courtesy lights in the gunwales.

By Professional Mariner Staff