Sydney boatbuilder to supply RIBs to Royal Australian Navy under AU$9 million contract

Photo: Australian Defence Force

Sydney-based company Britton Maritime Systems has been awarded a contract to build 12 new rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) in a series for the Royal Australian Navy.

The AU$9 million (US$6.9 million) contract also includes spare parts, sustainment, training and documentation, as well as options for additional boats.

The RIBs will be used as tenders on the navy’s new Cape-class patrol vessels. Each boat will have shock-mitigating seats from Allsalt Maritime and two Mercury Marine 130kW diesel outboard engines.

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