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Brunswick division adds new RIB

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products added a new model to its Impact RHIB product lineup.

Brunswick Commercial and Government Products added a new model to its Impact RHIB product lineup.

The 8.5-meter, Impact 850 D is a hard-sided, rigid-hull inflatable boat featuring a hybrid air/foam-filled collar with a solid fiberglass gunnel.

The 850 D melds the characteristics of an air-holding and foam-filled insert collar.

"When we originally launched the Impact series in 2009, our intent was to offer customers a solution for boarding situations, which would protect both vessels from harm,” Brunswick Commercial and Government Products sales director Jeremy Davis said in a statement. “The new 850 D capitalizes on that by providing a solid interior fiberglass gunnel, which provides protection for officers during shouldering maneuvers, as well as a more stable, puncture-resistant collar.”

"One of the greatest benefits of the new D-collar design is that it greatly reduces the risk of deflation," BCGP engineering director Keith Ranieri said. "However, if the collar is punctured or damaged, the collar will keep the same form and functionality and the boat will remain fully operational."

Several units are in production and the first was recently delivered to a law enforcement agency in the Southeast. Later this year, the D-Collar option will be expanded to include the 750 Impact and the 10-, 11- and 12-meter Impact models.


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