By ASIS On Its Way To Owner
Following the success of the ASIS Amphibious RIBs 7.1 and 6.1 meters and in response to popular demand; ASIS just developed, tested and delivered its first 9.8m ASIS amphibious RIB ever manufactured yet; A 9.8 meter Black Rigid Inflatable Amphibious boat.
This first 9.8m ASIS Amphibious RIB black model is intended for private use and will reach its owner in the United States in September.
The Sealegs® amphibious system available on the first 9.8m ASIS Amphibious RIB consists of motorized, retractable and steerable wheels, powering the boat with off-water capabilities The entire system is marinized and stays completely out of the water while underway. This means there is no compromise on-water performance.
Once fitted with the amphibious technology Sealegs®, any ASIS RHIB will be able to travel directly between land and sea by the use of three retractable wheels and a hydraulic system linked to an inboard motor.
Powered by a single 350Hp Mercury, Verado 4 stroke outboard engine, this first 9.8m ASIS Amphibious RIB can reach speeds of up 41 mph when fully loaded. On land, it can travel to up to 10kph.
Featuring Hypalon Tubes, 225 L fuel tank and self-draining deck, the Asis 9.8m is also equipped with 4 Ullman Patrol Shock-mitigating Seats designed for additional comfort and lateral stability. The stand-up double center console has a forward seat and the Canopy has a custom 4 sided Canvas/Isinglass seasonal cockpit enclosure that can be added to it.
This first 9.8m ASIS Amphibious RIB was ordered fully in black, from fiberglass to Tube to Accessories; So all stainless steel and aluminum equipment have been powder coated in black, such as the aft tow post, the forward Samson post and the T Top.
As for the electronics and the navigational equipment, the 9.8m ASIS Amphibious RIB has been filled with the latest, including but not limited to the following:
- FLIR M- 324 XP PAL 19mm SP 9HZ Night vision camera
- Garmin NTSC Reverse Image GC 10 1R Camera
- David Clark 9900 Series Wireless Communication system
- Garmin AIS 300 with Antenna W/ Ratchet Mount
- Standard Horizon VHF Radio with Antenna and HD Ratchet Mounting Base
- Garmin GPS Map 7410 Chart Plotter 10” Screen
- IAW COLREGS LED navigation lights
- LED Flood lights
- LED light bar (red and blue)
- Signal horn
- Search light
- Offshore Marine compass 95
Finally, ASIS would like to ensure that the 9.8m is not a prototype; instead it is a fully developed model, available for the public.