Armstrong Launches RHIB Tour Boat
Armstrong Marine USA Inc. launched the 11.3- by 4.2-meter Naiad rigid hull inflatable boat (RHIB) Bay Voyager II in late July. Builder sea trials in Port Angeles, Wash. indicate a cruise speed of 25 knots.
The vessel was originally built for San Francisco-based tour company Bay Voyager, but is now for sale from Armstrong Marine.
The USCG Subchapter T vessel has capacity 28 passenger plus two crew. It features Naiad’s heavy-duty fendering system and a full width aft canopy. The semi-open cabin provides passengers with unobstructed views throughout the vessel. A head compartment is incorporated beneath the console.
The RHIB features twin Yamaha 300-horsepower outboards and 265-gallon fuel capacity. Electronics include a Raymarine navigation package, Fusion stereo and wireless PA system.
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.”