The NAIAD Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) is a hull concept designed by NAIAD Inflatables Ltd. Of New Zealand, and licensed for manufacture by Textron Marine & Land Systems, and is offered in both 11.8-meter and 10-meter configurations. Its rugged aluminum construction, combined with a cutting-edge hull form and lightweight drive train, enable superior performance in the harshest of operating conditions, both in offshore and inland waterways.
The 11.8-meter RHIB is designed for coastal, riverine and special operations, including a wide spectrum of missions, from combat patrolling to interdiction. It is equipped with Hamilton Jet waterjets powered by twin 540-horsepower Cummins diesel engines, providing fast, smooth and reliable power, even in rough seas.
The 10-meter RHIB features a unique stepped-hull design and rugged, lightweight fendering system that creates a optimal combination of performance and durability customized for outboard motor propulsion. Designed for coastal, harbor, and inland waterway operations, the craft is able to function in a variety of roles that include high-speed maritime pursuit, search and rescue, routine search and seizure operations, and low-speed harbor patrol and loitering.