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Armstrong Marine launches 28-passenger Naiad RHIB

Written by Nick Blenkey
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On sea trials RHIB indicated cruise speed of 25 knots

Port Angeles, Wash.-based Armstrong Marine USA Inc. launched the 11.3- by 4.2-meter Naiad RHIB, Bay Voyager II, in late July. Successful builder’s sea trials in Port Angeles indicate a cruise speed of 25 knots.

Armstrong Marine says the RHIB is now for sale, presenting an opportunity to acquire a new Naiad passenger vessel without the usual build wait time.

The 28-passenger (plus two crew) USCG Subchapter T vessel features Naiad’s heavy-duty fendering system and a full width aft canopy. The semi-open cabin and thoughtful design provide passengers with unobstructed views throughout the vessel, making it well suited for tour operations in a variety of settings.

Twin Yamaha 300 hp outboards and a 265-gallon fuel capacity give the vessel an extensive range.

Electronics include a Raymarine navigation package, Fusion stereo, and wireless PA system. For passenger comfort and convenience, a head compartment is incorporated beneath the console.

Trevor O’Brien, Armstrong Marine’s Engineering Manager, said, “It was a pleasure partnering with Naiad’s engineering team again—their deep V hulls with progressive deadrise deliver exceptional performance, allowing operators to maintain higher speeds in comfort through rough conditions.”

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