January 4, 2023
Tacoma, Wash., aluminum boat builder Silverback Marine has released details of its latest brainchild for the small commercial workboat market: a fully collared, large-door landing craft.
Collared RHIB style boats are widely used, particularly in law enforcement, and landing craft type vessels have a broad range of applications. Silverback’s innovation combines both vessel styles into one.
“We’ve always dreamed of developing a product for the Coast Guard or Navy that was unique from anything they’ve ever used before- and that was the inspiration behind this innovative design,” said Ian Gracey, CEO.
Available in 27-foot and 34-foot versions, the vessel will be powered by OXE Diesel Outboards, promising a 40% fuel savings over conventional gasoline outboards.
The vessel is also available in a 100% electrically powered version using twin 300 hp Photon Marine electric outboards.