The CARSON 550 a unique design based on a proven craft, capable of being powered by inboard or outboard engines up to 150hp to give a highly stable and manoeuvrable Fire, Search and Rescue boat. The CARSON 550 will always have a full freeboard, thanks to the hull’s double moulding construction. Additional buoyancy and stability is provided by the unique foam collar, which also provides excellent fendering when coming alongside.
In the all important risk assessment hierarchy these unique controls reduce the risks to personnel or casualties of collar deflation commonly found in other manufacturer’s designs. The CARSON 550 being large enough to accommodate 12 persons – vital capacity in a marine rescue situation. Yet can be comprehensively equipped with an efficient high pressure and density water fog fire fighting/extinguishing system. (an environmental defense capability for pollution control/decontamination can also be specified to enhance versatility.) Comprehensive SAR equipment –LED Light Bars for high visibility and Search Lights, Propeller Guards, Thermal Imaging System, Dacon Casualty Recovery System – Resuscitation/First Aid systems – Stretchers – GPS appropriate navigation equipment – both marine and service communications equipment – can be specified. These vital tools can be deployed with ease due to the configuration of this vessel.
This RIB’s primary role is targeted at vessels under 100 tons, with an impressive SAR capability in either coastal, inshore or inland floodwaters. CARSON RIB’s proven worldwide for over 20 years, have exceptional sea keeping, strength and ability to stay on station in the arduous conditions they are tasked to operate within.
Standard Specification includes:
-Heavy-Duty ConstructionDouble Skin Hull
-Solid GRP Sides with Collar Attached Externally
-Full Length Alloy Recessed Grab Handles
-Full Width Outboard Well
-Integral Fuel Tank
-Lartge Stowage Compartment Below Deck
-Large Capacity Bailer
-Heavy-Duty Hydraulic Steering
The Carson 550 starts at £16,000 + VAT and have a wide variety of configurations, please get in touch to discuss.