A first-of-its-kind fire rescue boat recently delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida by Silver Ships, Theodore, Ala., is the first Ambar 36-foot (11-meter) firefighting RHIB Silver Ships has built—similar fire rescue builds have been smaller, at 26.2 feet (8 meters) in length (AM800 models).
With twin Mercury Verado 300 HP outboard motors, the 36-foot ocean going RHIB has the ability to travel quickly, reaching top speeds of 41 knots. It features a Darley 575 GPM Hercules 64 HP fire pump package with dual monitors on the bow, allowing two operators to attack a fire simultaneously.
Designed to exacting military specifications, the boat was built to providet search and rescue and firefighting capability that was not available in the current fleet. The boat has an updated hull design for better forward visibility, including a custom tapered collar system from WING. Aft deck space also allows two injuries or casualties on stretchers to be safely carried to shore.
The AM1100 features shock-mitigating Shox seating and Viconic decking for maximum comfort and injury prevention during high speed missions.
The vessel’s robust navigation and communication system includes a Furuno navigation package with GPS, radar and gyroscope. The enhanced center console module features Silver Ships’ specially designed console with a front windscreen and additional bolster seating.