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2014 Sea Ranger 540 RTB
The Sea Ranger 540 RTB
Essentially they are a solid GRP boat speed boat designed like a rib. They are manufactured using a deck and hull mould with a strong internal GRP chassis chassis.
History behind the design
The idea behind the design came from South African Sport fishermen who wanted a boat that could stay afloat in the roughest of conditions and would take the punishment of the kind of equipment they are using for large sport fishing . This also gave the opportunity to use the sponsons for storage.
There was a need for speed and agility for launch and retrieval through big surf as well as stability when the boat is at station hence the gull wing hull design.
The 540 RTB (rigid tube boat) is one of the designs we identified in South Africa as being a boat for the future. They are especially designed for beach launch and retrieval through the heavy surf of the Indian Ocean coastline.
Thanks to the South African fisherman we now have an all round sports rib that has stunning looks and performance as well as greater storage.
|Length over all:||5.4m|
|Beam over all:||2.2m|
|number of persons:||7|
|Hull dead weight:||460 kg|
Space Elegance and stability
A practical sized boat with the seating and storage of a far larger rib
Dry storage is essential on a boat and the 540 has plenty. Not only are does the console, large anchor locker and all seats offer generous and accessible storage it is also one of the benefits of rigid sponsons.
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