RHB 900 has been built as a 9 m MPB/RPB (Military Patrol Boat/Riverine Patrol Boat) which can be powered by a twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel and 251 series Ultra-jets and has a top speed of 38 knots.
The RHB 900 MPB is a high-speed monohull foam-filled and virtually indestructible HDPE boat. It is powered by two 315hp Yanmar Marine turbo diesel driving two Ultra jet propulsion units. The initial high-speed trials have yielded a top speed in excess of 38 knots and the hull is extremely manoeuvrable and well suited to choppy seas.
The small boat concept can be used for various applications, including but not limited to harbour patrol, general sea boat work, boarding operations, Special Forces deployment, riverine patrol and diving support – or any mission where a rugged high-speed and seaworthy vessel is required. The boat has been inspected by SAMSA, which is satisfied and impressed with the hull and its performance.
The boat can carry six combat personnel, plus three crew members, ie, two gunners and one coxswain.
The nature of HDPE results in our boat hulls requiring minimal maintenance. Incidental damage is unlikely but can be simply and quickly repaired – literally on-board.
|Material||High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)|
|Length Overall||9 m|
|Light Draft||450 mm|
|Tare Weight||4250 kg|
|Rec Max Payload||1250 kg|
|Sealed Buoyancy Compartments||5|