Armstrong completes new RHIB tour boat

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From Armstrong Marine:

(PORT ANGELES, Wash.) — Armstrong Marine USA launched the 37-by-13-foot Naiad RHIB, Bay Voyager II, in late July. Successful builder sea trials in Port Angeles indicate a cruise speed of 25 knots.

The 28-passenger plus two crew U.S. Coast Guard Subchapter T vessel features Naiad’s heavy-duty fendering system and a full width aft canopy. The semi-open cabin and design provide passengers with unobstructed views throughout the vessel, making it ideal for tour operations in a variety of settings.

Twin Yamaha 300-hp outboards and 265-gallon fuel capacity ensure sufficient range for every adventure. Electronics include a Raymarine navigation package, Fusion stereo, and wireless PA system. For passenger comfort and convenience, a head compartment is incorporated beneath the console.

The Webasto heated cabin sleeps six with two cuddy staterooms and a convertible dinette. Llebroc helm and co-pilot seats feature shock mitigating pedestals for rough Northwest waters. The head includes a hot water shower, and the galley is well-equipped with a Force 10 ceramic cooktop, Norcold fridge/freezer, and bar sink.

“It was a pleasure partnering with Naiad’s engineering team again – their deep-V hulls with progressive deadrise deliver exceptional performance, allowing operators to maintain higher speeds in comfort through rough conditions,” said Trevor O’Brien, Armstrong Marine’s engineering manager.

By Professional Mariner Staff