January 7, 2010
The new SEABLADE SB40 is an incredible high speed, high payload 40ft RIB developed by Hawaiian Shipbuilder NAVATEK LTD (www.navships.com) in partnership with the ICE MARINE team. Initially designed for military and commercial operation but also eminently adaptable as a leisure craft or yacht tender.
This exceptional boat features a multi-step/multi-plane hull at the forefront of current design technology that provides high efficiency throughout the speed range while maintaining a capability for high load carrying and seaworthiness in offshore conditions.
The craft is very adaptable and depending on the application required can be powered by either large capacity petrol outboard motors or inboard diesel power units.
The hull fit-out can be tailored to suit individual customer requirements and the Seablade 40 has an enormous deck space making it suitable for either cargo transport, or for carrying up to 18 seated personnel including crew. For added passenger comfort the Seablade can be fitted with suspension race or jockey style seats from ‘Ullman Dynamics’ the world leaders in shock mitigation seating, providing increased security, safety and consequently an even softer riding experience.
Described by Steven Loui, the founder and President of Navatek Ltd, as the ‘Rottweiler of the sea’ this incredibly rugged and capable offshore RIB is designed to handle whatever is demanded of it and compliments the Bladerunner Series perfectly with an emphasis towards heavy duty offshore performance use.
As Steven says, together they are like the Greyhound and the Rottweiler, between them they have all bases covered!