1 July 2011
New Zealand custom RIB tender builder, AMF, has expanded their range with the release of the new 580 RIB model.
Designed to suit a variety of on water applications the new 580 RIB is powered by a 200hp MerCruiser Sport Jet power plant. With a top speed of 40 knots it makes for a fast and manoeuvrable tender vessel with a long-term hull life thanks to its aluminium construction.
The heavy-duty plate aluminium construction and great hull design gives excellent performance and makes it not only suitable as a superyacht tender but also as a Coastguard vessel, search and rescue, pilot boat, Police vessel, fire fighting, military, or a high speed pleasure cruising boat.
“We’ve designed the 580 RIB to be a great all rounder that will suit a variety of user applications,” says AMF Director, Brian Collings.
“It’s the type of tender that owners who are serious about their boating and on water activities will appreciate, making it ideal for expedition style superyacht’s to use to explore shallow inlets and bays, go fishing and diving or going ashore hunting.”
Power options for the 580 RIB are all optional, with the tender able to be fitted with outboard power from 115-150hp, and inboard petrol/diesel sterndrive or jet configurations.
Given the aluminium construction of the hull, AMF aren’t limited by moulds as many GRP builders would be, and so can craft nearly any boat for any owner.
“As well as the 580, we also do a 750, 900, 950 and an 1170, however everything is relatively customisable at the owner’s request.”
The release of the 580 QRV follows on from the recent launching of a custom 915 RIB superyacht tender ‘Mostrino II’ built for ‘MY Karima.’
The 915 RIB tender vessel was designed specifically around passenger transfer and spear diving/fishing with the owner also specifying a Caterpillar 450hp diesel engine with a Hamilton jet drive and the vessel had to be no more than 2.25m in height for storage on deck of mother ship.
Underway the 915 RIB has a cruise speed of 27 knots and a top speed of 39 knots.
Key features include Shockwave superior seating, folding dive bottle racks either side of engine bay, a hinged spear gun cavity on top of engine box cover, a sleek design, extreme heavy duty alloy construction, clean lines, excellent sea keeping and performance.
“The owner couldn’t be happier with the 915 RIB Tender, he’s told us “Mostrino II is a home run.”
AMF 580 RIB1
The new AMF 580 RIB is the latest vessel in the company’s tender range.
AMF 580 RIB2
Powered by a 200hp MerCruiser Sport Jet, the 580 RIB makes for a fast and manoeuvrable tender.
AMF 915 RIB1
This 915 RIB was built for a superyacht owner who wanted a custom heavy duty RIB tender for fishing and diving.
AMF 915 RIB2
Shockwave seating in the cabin provide added passenger comfort when underway at speed.
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For Further information:
AMF Boat Company Ltd
234 Taupo Quay
Ph: 64 6 345 8513
AMF 580 QRV Specifications:
Beam Inflated: 2.8m
Beam Deflated: 2.05m
Deadrise: 18.5 Variable Degree
Recommended HP: Outboard 115-150hp
Recommended HP: Sport Jet 200hp
Cruise Speed: 30kts
Top Speed: 40kts
Weight: Approx 1400kgs on trailer fuelled
5083 Marine Grade Plate Aluminium
6061 Marine Grade extrusions
6mm Hull Plates
6mm Side Plates
4mm Wet Deck
10x75mm Keel Bar
Reverse Angle Chines
150 Litre Underfloor Fuel Tank
Tube Diameter Tapered 500-400mm
A New Zealand marine pioneer, AMF was founded on a philosophy to build the best Aluminium boat money could buy - be it a workhorse or a high speed sports craft. The strategy was to mould every vessel to individual needs and desires. Each is custom designed and built by hand - unique.
Such foresight has made AMF one of New Zealand's longest running aluminium boat building companies.