Asis Boats unveils 9m amphibious RIB for Australian tour operator

UAE builder Asis Boats has completed a 9.8-metre rigid inflatable boat (RIB) ordered by Western Australia-based Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm, which offers tourists the opportunity to stay on a working pearl farm.

The custom-built boat has capacity for 13 people, a displacement of 1.7 tonnes, a maximum speed of 46 knots, and a four-wheel drive amphibious system.

The company claims it is the first ever amphibious tour RIB to be approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

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