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Cybicom Atlas Defence, Rhino Marine team up

[Johannesburg, 26 April 2013] - Cybicom Atlas Defence and Rhino Marine have taken another step forward in their joint concept for small boat operations aimed at the South African Navy. The latest 9m HDPE demonstrator boat is currently undergoing sea trials, and will soon be made available to the South African Navy for evaluation.

The boat is a high-speed monohull designed by Rhino Marine in co-operation with Icarus Marine, and is foam-filled and virtually indestructible. The boat is powered by two 315hp Yanmar Marine turbo diesels driving two Ultra jet propulsion units. The initial high-speed trials have yielded a top speed in excess of 38 knots and the hull is extremely manoeuvrable and well suited to choppy seas.

The small boat concept can be used for various applications, including but not limited to harbour patrol, general sea boat work, boarding operations, Special Forces deployment, riverine patrol and diving support – or any mission where a rugged high-speed and seaworthy vessel is required. The boat has been inspected by SAMSA, which is satisfied and impressed with the hull and its performance.
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Last updated : 26 April 2013


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