2008 Stimson 5.5M Solas Resue Rib. Powered by an inboard Yanmar 4LH 200hp diesel engine and Hamilton Water Jet 213 installation. Designed and manufactured by the renowned yard of Stimson Yachts in New Zealand, she was originally manufactured as a support boat for a Superyacht for James Dyson.
This Stimson is certified by Lloyds Register as a SOLAS/MED compliant Rescue Boat for LY1/LY2, this 5.5m RIB doubles as a crew tender and fast RIB and so, while compliant in every respect, it is also specified as a Superyacht tender.
Given its original role is as a rescue tender, features such as the deep-vee hull form with improved sea keeping characteristics for use in extreme sea states take precedent over the more aesthetic aspects. However, she is in all respects a very usable and safe boat to use with the family onboard. A SOLAS inversion kit is also included, A 180deg self-righting test as well as swing test, drop tests and swamping/flooding tests after which the boat demonstrated to function perfectly.
The benefits of a water jet propulsion system are vary rapid and smooth potential delivery, no cavitation of props and no danger of a propeller if manoeuvring close to anyone in the water. The helm features a Simrad GO9 Plotter, Engine dials and controls, engine kill Cord, Simrad VHF with DSC and AIS facility and a Compass. The helmsman sits astride a jockey type chair while passengers have a choice of two large chairs forward of the helm and two others towards the front.
The Stimson has a very high condition Stainless Steel arch that folds flat. There is a self righting facility on the top of this arch. There are lifting points hidden away in the deck and these are easily accessed if the vessel is to be lifted onto a larger yacht. It also has three slimline tubes tailored one above the other and all covered to give her a slim appearance and enabling her to take up less deck space on board a larger yacht but also to fit into narrow berths too. The deck is fully teak laid and in very good condition. There are ample lay flat cleats around the vessel plus a shower, bathing ladder and swim floor.
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