The 36 RHIB (Rigid Hull Inflatable Collar Boat) is a versatile platform designed to get your crew to their objective quickly and return them home safely in the most challenging sea conditions. High-speed maneuverability, a shallow draft, and optional ballistic protection support a variety of riverine and coastal missions including Search and Rescue (SAR), Special Forces Operations, Coastal Patrol and Pursuit, Force Insertion/Extraction, and other Operations in Littoral Waters.
The 36 RHIB’s deep-vee hull provides predictable handling and control in rough seas. A moderate beam-to-length ratio makes for superb seakeeping and enhanced crew comfort and safety offshore at high speed. Quick planing characteristics and low bow rise provide excellent visibility from the helm. Forward lifting strakes and wide chine surfaces deflect spray for improved visibility from the helm, while reducing frictional drag and increasing stability at high speed.
The RHIB’s twin diesel-powered waterjets provide excellent shallow water and evasive maneuvering capability and enhanced swimmer safety. Diesel-powered surface-piercing Arneson drives and triple-outboard power are also available for very high-speed operation. Joystick control systems provide precision control when maneuvering in restricted quarters.
The RHIB’s open deck plan and moderate cockpit freeboard provide unobstructed 360-degree situational awareness, and permit rapid debark and embark capability. Antennas, sensors and other electronic accessories can be conveniently mounted on the standard aluminum arch keeping the foredeck and gunwales free of trip hazards. A split console arrangement contains multi-function navigation, communication and engine displays and allows for a clear centerline walkway from the forward weapons station to the aft swim platform.
LOA: 35′ 8″ (10.9 m)
BEAM SHEAR MAX: 10′ 4″ (3.15 m)
DEADRISE: 25 degrees
WEIGHT (lightship): 13,050 lbs (5.92 mt)
DRAFT: 2′ 8″ (0.81 m)
MAX HP: 1,000 hp
FUEL CAPACITY: 250 gal (946 L)
SEATING CAPACITY: 16 persons
TOP SPEED: 40+ kts
CRUISE SPEED: 25 kts
RANGE (full load): 300 nm