The first boats to be marketed under the name of Mercury Professional RIBs were introduced at the WorkBoat Show. Manufactured in Portugal by Valiant, the GRP?hulls are wrapped with Akron TPE?tubes. The 13’-28’ center-console boats can be outboard or waterjet powered.
The SeaArk Marine 27’ Commander “Ram” is an aluminum coastal patrol boat that, with collar, measures 28’2”x9’11” and weighs 6,680 lbs. The model on display at the show was powered by twin 225-hp Evinrude outboards that push the boat to a top speed of 45 knots.
The Boston Whaler 27 Vigilant measures 26’7”x10’ and weights 5,000 lbs. The show boat was powered by a pair of Mercury 250-hp Verados. The commercialized Boston Whaler is manufactured by Brunswick Commercial &?Government Products.