Ribcraft, Marblehead, Mass., recently delivered a 16' Ribcraft 4.8 to the Greene Volunteer Fire Department in Greene, Maine. The specialized RIB expands the department’s response capabilities while providing a safe platform for rescue missions.
Funded by a grant through Firehouse Subs, Ribcraft worked with the
Located on several rivers and lakes in Androscoggin County, the department receives many distress calls from recreational boaters.
The Ribcraft RIB features a forward positioned center console with attached pod seat, aluminum antenna arch with integrated dive ladder, transom bollards and a keel guard.
Powered by a 50-hp Yamaha outboard, the boat reaches speeds in excess of 25 mph. With a dark grey multi-chambered, heavy-duty Hypalon tube, the Ribcraft 4.8 is designed to provide a durable, stable, and seaworthy platform regardless of the operational waters and sea conditions.
The 4.8 features an aggressive deep V hull and high swept bow, and
Additional features of the 4.8 include: deep V fiberglass hull,
Designed originally as a deployable surf rescue craft, the 4.8 is designed to allow the fire department to reach more on-water areas previously inaccessible.
Within weeks of delivery the new boat was already put to use in a water rescue. The 4.8 is a reliable and durable boat for the Greene Volunteer Fire Department to continue rescue operations in the local surrounding waters.