Rigid Buoyancy Boats (RBBs)
Our Rigid Boyancy Boats represent a new kind of thinking in professional boats. Serving as an alternative for RHIB and aluminium boats. We have strived to make our boats virtually indestructible, fast, seaworthy and highly customized to our clients’ needs.
Search and rescue boats: Safe, extremely durable and easy to handle even in the most harsh conditions
Arctic boats are a result of continuous product development. Our boats are designed to serve professional crews in conditions where other boats struggle. They are tested in harsh conditions of Scandinavian 4 seasons on windy autumn, cold winter, rainy spring and hot summer. The use of high molecular weight polyethylene (HMWPE) and honeycomb like hull structure makes Arctic boats extremely strong and durable. The pontoons and most hull cavities are filled with flotation bags, which make our boats unsinkable. Even when water filled and fully loaded they remain extremely stable as the buoyancy is located at the sides. Artic boats are also very cost efficient because of reduced need for repair and a lifetime of up to 20 years.
Our Rigid Buoyancy Boats (RBBs) represent a new sort of thinking in professional boats. Serving as an alternative for RHIB and aluminium boats – the HMWPE boat has an economic lifetime up to 20 years. This is made possible due to our polymer material which provides for better durability of the hull compared to GRP or aluminium. The polyethene polymer pontoons are more durable than inflatable rubber tubes and can be filled with flotation material for superior safety. The HMWPE D-fenders never need to be refilled or pumped with air.
In comparison to aluminium, the resistance of HMWPE to chemical substances is higher. The material offers great durability in many other areas – for instance running the boat ashore. Our HMWPE boats are welded from water cut sheets with double seaming, making the hull extremely strong. The material is 100% recyclable and there are no harmful gas emissions during the welding process.