This will be our 5th design in conjunction with Kanter Marine in Ontario and as such was the successful bid for a brace of boats to be deployed by the Canadian Coastguard. She is a development of our highly successful 9.5m RIB of which multiple boat are currently in operation with the New Zealand Coastguard. Nevertheless, the technical requirements were many and varied so the end result bears little resemblance to the older NZ cousin.
Right now the design is well underway with a looming deadline for delivery of the completed boats in November 2010. The concept GA used in the bid submission is featured below.