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Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat

The Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) is a high-speed, high-buoyancy, extreme-weather craft with the primary mission of SEAL insertion/extraction and a secondary mission of marine interdiction operations.
Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat Copyright © Sgt. Jamean Berry, U.S. Marine Corps

Status

In active service

Contractor

Manufacturer: United States Marine, Inc - Gulfport, Mississippi, USA

Crew

1 Helmsman
1 Forward Gunner (Optional)
1 Aft Gunner (Optional)

Capacity

8 passengers
- OR -
1 451,5 kilograms of payload 3 200 pounds of payload

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 10.97 meters 36 feet
Beam (sponson inflated): 3.22 meters 10.58 feet
Beam (sponson deflated): 2.67 meters 8.75 feet
Draft: 0.89 meters 2.92 feet
Weight
Displacement: 7 892.51 kilograms 17 400 pounds
Features
Propulsion: two Caterpillar 3126 Diesel engines
Performance: 470 horsepower
Speed: 45+ knots (83+ kilometers per hour) (51+ miles per hour)
Range: 200+ nautical miles (370+ kilometers) (230+ miles)