The word ‘amphibious’ often conjures up images of specialized military vehicles or perhaps even certain types of wildlife. However, in the boating world, Sealegs has brought this concept to life with its 9.0m Hydrasol RIB, the largest amphibious Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) they have ever produced. This unique offering promises to revolutionize your water adventures by eliminating limitations like boat ramp congestion, tidal considerations, and restricted landing spots.
Built for Limitless Adventures
Measuring just over 9m in length, this RIB provides ample space in the front of the console, along the tubes, and behind the crew seating. The boat offers versatile options for seating arrangements. You can add an auxiliary bench seat behind the console pedestal seats or choose to keep that area open for more space. Whether you’re into diving, fishing, or family excursions, the 9.0m Hydrasol RIB has the deck capacity to accommodate surfboards, paddle-boards, and much more. Your imagination is the only limit.
One of the standout features of this RIB is the implementation of Hydrasol technology. This system optimizes the craft’s center of gravity, thus enhancing on-water performance. Its hull is constructed from 5mm marine-grade aluminum, ensuring durability and resilience.
Dimensions and Capacity:
- Length: 9.15m (wheels up), 7.9m (hull length)
- Height: 2.52m (wheels down), 2.12m (wheels up)
- Beam: 3.13m
- Draft: 0.40m
- Maximum Payload: 500kg
- Passenger Capacity: Up to 12, including the driver
- Top Water Speed: 40 knots with a 300 HP outboard
- Top Land Speed: 7.5kph
- Fuel Capacity: Below deck 250 liters or 2x 180 liters each
- Run Time on Land: 30 minutes of continuous use per hour
- Maximum Sea Conditions: Up to 2.0m wave height and 26 knot winds
The 9.0m Hydrasol RIB comes with a host of additional features:
- Transom Ski Tower: For those interested in water skiing
- 1100 GPH Automatic Bilge Pump: To ensure efficient water removal
- All-Wheel Differential Lock & High-Speed Drive: For improved land mobility
- Seating Options: Room for up to 8 Joltrider Suspension Seats or various bench seat configurations
- Console: Comes with rigged windscreen and cup holders
- Storage: Multiple under-seat and port hatch storage options
- Tyres: 26”x 11” all-terrain 12-ply tyres on 12” alloy rims for superior on-land traction
- Certifications: CE, U.S.C.G. certified
Price and Customization
Starting at a base price of $256,000, the cost may vary depending on outboard options and additional features you opt for. Whether it’s Twin Yamaha 200 or Yamaha 300 engines, the outboard options are tailored for robust performance. Accessories like anchor systems, bait boards, lifejackets, and saltwater washdown pumps can further customize your experience.
High-end electronics can also be added, such as the Simrad GPS/Chartplotter in various sizes, Fusion stereo systems, and more. Battery charger, bow camera, and seating options like auxiliary benches and Joltrider Suspension Seats are also available to suit individual preferences.
In summary, the Sealegs 9.0m Hydrasol RIB is more than just a boat; it’s a comprehensive adventure platform. Its amphibious capabilities break down the barriers between land and sea, offering unprecedented flexibility for water enthusiasts. While the price tag is hefty, the range of features, performance, and customization options make it a worthwhile consideration for those looking to invest in limitless marine adventure.
Product page: Sealegs