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Tideman Boats Debuts High Speed Crew Tender

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

March 18, 2016

After a period of three years building sustainable and fast moving workboats out of HDPE (High Density Poly Ethylene), the Dutch boat builder Tideman Boats, presents a new high-speed professional crew tender.

“As manufacturer of indestructible high-speed HDPE workboats, this is a logical step forward in our range of professional Rigid Buoyancy Boats (RBB)”; as said by Bruno Tideman, CEO of TIdeman Boats BV.

The RBB 800 2WJ Crew Tender is introduced with a Bureau Vertitas approval on the hull construction (X hull small high speed craft). This indestructible work tender, provided with twin Yanmar 4LHA-HTP diesel engines (160 hp each) and two Alamarin 245 water jets, is reaching a cruise speed of 30 knots @ 4,5 tons displacement and a 100 nautical mile range.

The RBB range has a lot of options. Such as for instance: 6, 7 or 8 meter hull length, different propulsion options like outboards or inboard diesel engines with water jet or stern drive. A closed wheelhouse or open deck plan are possible choices to. The modular system makes the vessel fit for purpose for professional users.

This first release of the new 8,5 meter Crew Tender is standard equipped with Ullman compact suspension seats for 2 crew members and 6 passengers. The 6 passengers seats can be removed to create a 4m2 cargo area with lasing eyes. Standard are 4 lifting lugs, T-top with bimini and A-frame. The PU foam fenders are detachable. The aluminum console and engine room hatch can be powder coated in any color. The vessel can be moved on a trailer and stored inside a 40’ HC in combination with a workshop in the same container. This turnkey solution provides safe storage and an ease way of transport and operational use.

The Dutch HDPE workboats are not only unique in performance, but also in specifications. HDPE stands for: Extremely impact resistant, lightweight, low carbon footprint, 100% recyclable, sustainable, UV resistant, easy to repair, no corrosion or fouling, inert to salt, chemicals and fuel and even arctic and tropic proof. The combination of material and RBB benefits such as: No vulnerable air tubes 50% more deck space and closed buoyancy compartments filled with PE balls makes it to a unsinkable and solid vessel for professional use.

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