The Rigid Buoyancy Boat (RBB) is standard available in three lengths and has different propulsion and outfitting options. The Tideman RBB is unique in its ruggedness, extreme low operational cost and its maximum availability.
HDPE Rigid Buoyancy Boat concept basics
An indestructible Rigid Buoyancy Boat (RBB) made from welded HDPE sheets.
Transportable in a 40’ container and road trailer
Storage in a 40’HC or on a deck cradle
Little or no maintenance
CSR: Recyclable material, low carbon footprint, no anti-fouling
Lowest operational cost
User benefits of HDPE
Shock absorbing – extremely high impact resistance.
Completely inert to chemicals and fuel.
Black HDPE has a very high UV resistance.
Cannot corrode or degenerate in water.
Very low marine growth to hull, without use of toxins or other additions
Very easy to repair.
Very low radar signature.
Self-healing capabilities when shot at.
Low carbon footprint and 100% recyclable
PE floatation balls in its buoyancy chambers: separate engine room, collision bulkhead.
Rigid hull with open stern made of HDPE plate thickness 15, 20 and 40mm.
Hull color only in black (UV resistant)
Open plan layout, bow lockers
Aluminum steering console, seat mounts, and engine room hatch, powder coated in any color as you require
Optional Ullman suspension seats
An internal aluminum frame will support the diesel engine, water jet, and hull.
Outboard engine well with reinforcements inside
4 very robust lifting eyes will create opportunity to hoist the boat using lifting slings
The gunwale and bow have anti slip tape for safe access.
Optional handrail at bow for safe boarding
White reflection signal markers all around, optional
Equipment & Outfitting
Removable PU foam fenders all around, with special push bow section