BRIX delivers new Naiad-designed RHIB pilot boat

The trailerable, rigid-hull, inflatable Aldebaran is powered by twin 300 hp. Yamaha outboards.

Port Angeles, Wa.-based boatbuilder BRIX Marine has launched its newest pilot boat for an unnamed customer in Central America. 

According to BRIX, Aldebaran is “a purpose-built craft tailored to excel in its mission as a pilot boat, seamlessly integrating quality, innovation, and functionality.”

Aldebaran’s 37-foot Naiad hull has a 23-degree progressive deadrise, 5086 alloy aluminum hull skins, D-shaped foam EV50 and IsoCoat hybrid elastomeric membrane. 

The new craft features a Shockwave S2 mid-back shock-mitigating helm seat and S5 Pro mid-back shock-mitigating passenger seats, offering capacity for four passengers and one crew member.

The trailerable, rigid-hull, inflatable boat’s electrical and navigation equipment includes Garmin GPSMAP 8612xsv MFD/Sonar; Victron MultiPlus 12V/3000VA Inverter/charger; Garmin Twin SD card reader, VHF radios, radar, and AIS Class B transponder, all powered by a Northern Lights 6 kW diesel generator.

A Dometic rooftop air conditioning system cools Aldebaran’s cabin, which has walls and a ceiling that are insulated and paneled with white FRP and aluminum trim.

Aldebaran “showcases the cutting-edge design, advanced technology, and unparalleled performance that have become synonymous with the BRIX Marine brand,” the company said.

BRIX is the licensed North American builder of work boats designed by New Zealand-based Naiad.

Over the past several months, BRIX has also delivered Artemis, a 46-foot catamaran tour boat and the research vessel Kaiao to, respectively,  Hawaiian Adventures Kona and the Hawaiian Pacific Whale Foundation, and the 48-foot whale-watching boat Eagle to Allen Marine Whale Watching Tours in Alaska.