The A17 is a small Rescue boat, but has fantastic sea keeping capabilities. Takes 5 people.

The boat looks like a RIB but is actually a Rigid Buoyancy Boat, built completely of HMWPE (high molecular weight polyethene) and has much more interior space than a conventional RIB. The Panther is unsinkable thanks to flotation material inside the hull and pontoons.

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The material used in our boats is HMWPE, High Molecular Weight Polyethylene, which is a durable polymer. The resistance of this material is superior and is suited for rough use and also for oil spill recovery. The sea keeping characteristics of our boats resemble the characteristics of the RIB boat. The boat interior is spacious thanks to D-shaped fender. Unlike the RIB boat, the pontoons of the RBB (Rigid Buoyancy Boat) boat never loosen up or flatten, making the boat safe and resilient. The RBB boat has a very low life-cycle cost compared to other boat types due to the reduced need for repair and overhaul.

The Arctic 17 is a small but extremely seaworthy rescue boat that can be used as a self-contained search and rescue vessel, or as a supporting unit for bigger SAR boats and ships.

HMWPE is chemically resistant, so the boat is perfect for oil recovery operations, like laying out oil booms.

The deep V hull admits high speed driving in rough seas.

We have also developed an engine lift that hoists the engine up to 35 cm, to the same level ass the keel. This makes it possible to navigate in very shallow waters.

Specs

  • Overall length 5 m (17 ft)
  • Beam 2,04 m (6 ft 10 in)
  • Draft 0,32 m (1 ft)
  • Weight (excl. engine) 410 kg (3660lbs)
  • Passengers 5 persons
  • Fuel capacity 92 L
  • Construction HMWPE
  • Classification C – Coastal
  • Max speed range 24-35 kts
  • Outboard engines 50-90 hp
  • Fuel consumption, cruise 0,43 L / nm (40 hp @ 23 knots)
  • Hull design Clean 23 degree V “Sharp entry hull”

Specifications may be changed without prior notice.

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Equipment

  • Simrad 9” Plotter
  • Scotseat adjustable height joeckey seat
  • Active radar reflector
  • Searchlight, work lights, head light
  • Arctic rescue cradle
  • Stretcher
  • Tow rope reel