Looking for a specific product?

Make a search for products & suppliers, articles & news.

Norsafe Releases Marathon 900 RIB

Norsafe has released a new boat model, the Marathon 900 RIB. The company’s first RIB was launched at High Speed Boat Operations in Gothenburg this month.

Marathon 900 RIB. Photo: Norsafe

Norsafe’s Marathon 900 RIB was demonstrated with two newly developed Mercury outboard engines that can run on diesel fuel. Mercury OptiMax Diesel Outboard, which is developed for the US Armed Forces, is a 3.0 litre V6 engine that provides 175 horsepower at the propeller.

 

LARGE CARRYING CAPACITY

Bjarte Skaala, the designer of many of Norsafe’s boats, was present at the launch in Gothenburg and is very pleased with the 9 metre RIB’s functionality, seaworthiness as well as the positive response from the participants at HSBO.

“The typical benefits of a RIB are a low centre of gravity, large carrying capacity in terms of weight and size, very good stability in the case of water filling the boat, and “soft” inside which reduces the risk of damage to the crew“, says Bjarte Skaala. “Norsafe’s Marathon 900 RIB concept is modular and flexible, and can be equipped with inboard diesel engines/water jet, stern drives and lifting point for installation in davits”, adds Mr Skaala. 

 

GLOW PLUGS AND SPARK PLUGS

Norsafe reports that the outboard engine from Mercury, which runs on diesel fuel, is comprised of 95% of the components of a 225hp gasoline engine, and is a low-compression engine that utilises an advanced injection concept for fuel. To ensure the engine starts in cold environments and to secure a smooth idle, the engine is equipped with both glow plugs and spark plugs.

“This concept is especially important for the customers who do not have the opportunity to store gasoline on board a ship, such as naval vessels”, says Mr Skaala. 

With the release of the Marathon 900 RIB, Norsafe is looking to strengthen its position as a complete supplier of patrol boats and rescue boats for the military and professional markets.

Associated companies:


Related news

Latest news

The LNG Fuel Finder – a new service for LNGi

The question of bunkering availability is still a major stumbling block for...

DNV GL releases the new issue of MARITIME IMPACT magazine

“At the same time, our industry is under increasing societal and regulatory pressure to reduce the environmental impact of vessels. 

Biggest feed barge delivery ever

At the shipyard in Gdynia Poland, 7 feed barges were recently loaded onboard the vessel Jumbo Vision. The barges are destined for Canada and will be operational this summer. 

Max Planck and CMR cooperation

Scientists at Christian Michelsen Research are currently developing, together with colleagues from the Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (Germany), the Field Kelvin Probe (FKP). This FKP will enable contactless detect...

Consilium equips 48 buildings in Galway, Ireland, with lifesaving panels

Consilium Building Safety has received a strategical order from our Irish distributor...

CADCAM options for the open-minded

“Naval architects log into the Vestdavit digital library and can download exactly what they need within a couple of minutes,

DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017 for smart underwater robotics

Marco Bibuli was announced as the winner of the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2017, which took place in Cardiff this year. The Italian maritime robotics expert, working at the Italian research centre CNR-ISSIA in Genova, was honoure...

Record Number Applications for the Innovation Award!

A total of 28 applications for the Nor-Fishing Foundation Innovation Award, – which includes a check for NOK 100 000 – has been received by the deadline the 1st of May. This represents a 36% increase from record year ...

Midt-Norsk Havbruk and Plastsveis enter into agreement to build smolt facility

“We have followed the development of technology for smolt production carefully for several years,