Rigid Inflatable Boats
The Manta was originally designed as a SOLAS RIB in 22’ and 14’ SOLAS certified sizes. The Manta is available in size ranges from 14’ to 25’.
The Patrol RIB version has been built in sizes from 25’ to 34’ and propelled with jet, Outdrives and Outboard configurations. Its efficient hull shape permits a speed range up to 70 MPH.
In 2000 MetalCraft designed and built, in conjunction with our US partner Willard Marine, the first ever USN 7M Standard Navy RIB in Aluminum/FRP hybrid construction. The boat met all of its design parameters and reached 56 MPH with inboard diesel/outdrives by Mercury Marine.
The Kingston Patrol RIB was selected by the US Navy for the Force Protection Program which was deployed in the Iraq war.
It is C-130 certified and is the largest full cabin air transportable boat in the USN small boat fleet.