RIBCRAFT delivers patrol boat to Vermont State Police

The following is the text of a news release from RIBCRAFT:

(MARBLEHEAD, Mass.) — RIBCRAFT, a United States manufacturer of professional-grade rigid inflatable boats for safety professionals, law enforcement and military agencies, announced the recent delivery of a specialized RIBCRAFT 7.8 RIB to the Vermont State Police Department Marine Division.

The third RIBCRAFT in the department's fleet of RIBs, the 25-foot RIBCRAFT will be used by the State Marine Patrol for patrol, enforcement operations and search-and-rescue applications on Lake Champlain. Designed as an offshore fast response craft, the 7.8 provides improved rough-water capabilities the department required.

This professional-grade RIB features a center console with a windscreen and front bench seat, leaning post, large open aft deck, antenna arch, tow post, crash rail, and a tube reinforcement package. Equipped with a 300-hp Evinrude E-TEC G2 engine, the boat reaches speeds in excess of 50 mph while still providing safety and performance.

Extremely durable, stable, and reliable, RIBCRAFT rescue boats, with their heavy-duty inflatable tubes, are an excellent platform for search and rescue, law enforcemen, and maritime interdiction.


RIBCRAFT designs and builds safe, durable, performance-oriented rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) that fulfill the most demanding military, professional and recreational applications. A leading manufacturer of professional grade RIBs and inflatables for safety professionals, military agencies, yacht clubs, and recreational boaters throughout the world, RIBCRAFT offers vessels starting at 15 feet, capable of fulfilling most any mission. For more information, visit www.ribcraftusa.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff