Rayglass, the builder of Protector-branded RIBs, today announced the release of a custom 410 Targa fitted with twin 600-hp Mercury V-12 Verados. According to Rayglass Boats, these are the most powerful engines ever to be fitted on a RIB vessel.
“The V12 Verado outboard delivers boaters unrivalled freedom, luxury and power to pursue their passions on the water,” Mercury Marine president Chris Drees said in a statement. “This outboard will change the industry and deliver an experience unlike any other: This is a remarkable engine that will change the future of boating.”
To accommodate the size of the engines, the RIB’s transom was modified to make it structurally strong enough to handle the weight of the engines and the massive torque that they produce.
“We wanted to build a boat that could outperform everything on the water – this is the result,” Rayglass CEO Dave Larsen said in a statement. “A combination of smart engine technology and the advanced hull gives the vessel incredibly responsive handling. Meanwhile, the 1,200 hp of the twin engines means it has the acceleration and speed of a supercar on the water.”
Performance figures were not available at press time.