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RIBCRAFT 7.8m Commercial Adventure

£ 49,950 TAX PAID

This is one of the most versatile boats we have been asked to bring to market. It is a custom built RIB designed primarily for long range two-handed expeditions, but which is easily converted to be either a cargo carrier for commercial offshore operations, or a personnel carrier for 6, as a chase boat transporting officials or photographers. With her over-engineered, wave-piercing bow tubes the boat was built to the owner’s very detailed and top quality specifications by the Ribcraft factory. She was commissioned in August 2012 for her maiden voyage from Falmouth to Norway and back, which she achieved easily in 2013. She comes complete with a trailer and full cover. The twin 150hp Suzuki engine installation was selected to provide both optimal power and redundancy, so the RIB can travel alone far offshore and far from base without the security of an accompanying boat. The engines have a full service history by the Suzuki dealer.
Two integral below-deck stainless steel tanks hold 240 litres, giving her a 120+ mile range with a good margin of safety. In addition 12 x 20 litre military-spec, meshfilled jerry cans stored in an aluminium trunk bolted to her foredeck doubles her fuel capacity for a daily run range of 240+ miles. Fuel transfer to the main tanks at sea has proved to be quick and simple.
Magellan Zulu also has a water ballast compartment in the bow, which is quickly filled and emptied by a transom-mounted scoop operated from the wheel house. This has proved to be highly efficient at providing a softer ride for the crew when the RIB is driving into short, steep head seas at speed.  The wheel house provides all-weather protection for the crew. However, the canvas side screens can easily be removed when required. Secure seating is provided by her shockabsorbing Ullman jockey seats with belts. Because the wheelhouse is placed well aft it provides a soft ride for the crew. As a result passengers or cargo can be transported in the forward, driest part of the craft where visibility for passengers is also at its best.
This RIB is not a run-around toy. It should be of interest to serious adventurers or commercial operators.

County: Cornwall
Country: United Kingdom
Price: £ 49,950 TAX PAID
Boat Size: 26 ft
Year Built: 2012
Boat Model / Make: 7.8 Commercial Adventure
Boat Builders: RIBCRAFT
Boat Designer: RIBCRAFT
LOA (metres): 7.8m
Draft: 0.5m (1'6")
Hull Material: GRP & Hypalon
Engine/Fuel Type: SUZUKI Petrol outboards x 2
Engine HP: 150hp x 2
Engine Hours: 375
Max Speed: 35kn
Cruising Speed: 25 kn
Fuel Capacity: 270 Litres
Manufacturers Descripotion
Relied upon by military and commercial users for its high level of stability, the 7.8 is also ideal for exploring and customizable for virtually any on-water activity. The a long steep sheer towards the bow, an impressive deep V hull, and the highest of construction standards proves herself time and time again to the most discerning boaters. The internal composite grid system designed to ABS engineering standards makes the 7.8 incredibly strong yet surprisingly lightweight. Built for commercial use regardless of the customer, the standard tube set found on the RIBCRAFT 7.8 features seven air chambers with pressure relief valves, overlapped and doubled up seams, and reinforcing all pressure and wear points.
Commercial Hypalon tubes in black
'D' section rubbing strake fendering
Anti-slip decking finished in grey
Water ballast to forward bow lockers - controlled from helm
Underdeck trunking system for all cables
Elephant trunk deck drains - x 2 - 4" dia
2 x transom D ring tow eyes
2 x 135 litre under floor fuel tanks (stainless steel)
4 x through hull folding pad eyes for crane lift
Aluminium bespoke console - powder coated in black
Canvas side screens - roll up or remove in hot weather
Windscreen wiper plus wash down
2 x Ullman jockey shock mitigation seats with seat belts
Folding foot steps (stirrups)
Storage rack ontop of console
Storage nets & bags located around the console for personal kit, charts, drinks & the bat phone
Double aluminium A frame (2") over the back seating forming the weather proof cab
Storage locker in foredeck with access via Lewmar hatch - size 30
Bespoke fuel storage trunk (aluminium) with 12 x military spec jerry cans (extra240L fuel store)
Purpose designed fenders fit the storage bin lid to form cushioned surface
Aft deck storage facility in a box
Aft deck 'wells' (x 2) with auto bilge pumps
Sampson post on bow - raised on frame
Sampson post to Port & Starboard transom
Ankarolina flat anchor line real
Twin Suzuki DF150 TX & ZX EFI four stroke outboard engines (contra rotating)
S/S props
Extra long shaft
375 hours
Full service history with serving every year to 2017 - not serviced yet in 2018
Twin battery system with a link switch to link the batteries
Seastar hydraulic steering system including helm pump - rated to twin 400hp engines
Ribcraft ten way electrical distribution box with battery isolator.
Fuel flow management gauges for engines
Hypalon - black - commercial grade
7 x over pressure valves
Life line running on the inside of the tubes - grab line whilst walking around fore deck
16 x anti-slip/wear patches bonded to top of tube - in black
Overengineered reinforcement to bow tubes incorporating RNLI style fairlead
ICOM M505 DSC VHF with Vtronix aerial
2 x Garmin MAP750s colour GPS plotter, depth & sounder (one mounted each side of helm)
Garmin 200/50 Khz 14/45 deg plastic thru hull transducer
Garmin AIS 600 class B transponder
LED nav lights
SILVA 70P compass
LED deck light - 4 x low level lights mounted around the deck for night vision
S/S engine locks
RAPIDE R4B70/75 twin axle road trailer
Hub flush system to trailer wheels
Spare wheel for trailer
All over winter cover - purpose made with tie down straps
Fire extinguisher
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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