Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats

NAIAD - 4WD OF THE SEA

BUILDING A RIGID HULL INFLATABLE OR FOAM FENDERED WORKBOAT IS A HIGHLY SPECIALISED CRAFT.
In fact, carefully balancing the hull shape, weight distribution and lift generated by the pontoons is as much an art as it is a science - and experience is invaluable. That’s why Naiad has become the brand of choice in the commercial, government or military sectors. In its 30 plus years, the company has built more than 1200 boats for customers in every corner of the world looking for quality over compromise. Naiad shines in the rough stuff, allowing you to maintain higher speeds in comfort through choppy and rough conditions. In fact, where other boats struggle, a Naiad gets the job done comfortably and safely. No wonder it’s earned a reputation as the 4WD of the sea! From rescue boats to superyacht tenders, pilot boats to specialised tourism vessels, there’s a Naiad for virtually any application. And if you require a purpose-built vessel, Naiad can customise one to meet your requirements exactly. Whatever your preference, wherever you’re located, our network of licensed builders provides the combination of design, build quality, customer service and experience that ensures your Naiad will provide years of reliable, safe operation.

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RHIB Tourism Vessels

At Naiad, we've designed many vessels specifically for tourism operators and understand the industry's dynamics.
We know tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to on-water activities so a boat has to “sell the sizzle.” Of course, Naiad never compromises on safety or reliability but eye-catching looks are an important part of the package. What’s more, Naiad is renowned for keeping whole-of-life operating costs low. And with a range from 8m to 14m, you can also customise a Naiad to your particular purpose. For example, a bow-boarding feature enables the operator to fold down a section of the bow fender. In-built steps then provide passengers safe and easy access, especially for beach landings. From eco-touring to whale watching, diving charters to water taxis, Naiad has a stable of boats to suit virtually any activity.

Models

  • 6.8M - 8 Passenger (22')
  • 8M - 10 Passenger (26')
  • 10M - 12 Passenger (32')
  • 11.3M - 12 - 30 Passengers (37')
  • 12.6M - 30 - 40 Passengers (41')
  • 14M  - Up to 50 Passengers (46')

RHIB Patrol

A comfortable, safe boat is paramount for operators to carry out their duties efficiently and safely. That’s why Naiad focuses so intently on hull design. A technically superior, soft riding hull shape, combined with advanced shock-mitigating seat design means Naiad Patrol Boats are capable of higher speeds in rougher water with less potential for injury or fatigue. Furthermore, a Naiad’s design makes it easier to track cleanly through waves and manoeuvre with confidence, so boarding other vessels is easier, more predictable and safer. Naiad Patrol Boats are currently deployed by Police, Fisheries, Navy dive units, Harbour Masters, Port Security and Customs in locations all around the world and the range includes centre console, walk-thru centre cabin, hardtop and full cabin.

Length

  • Open Boats: 5.8M - 10M (19' - 32')
  • Hardtops: 7M - 10M (22' - 32')
  • Full Cabin: 7M -15M (22' - 50')

Power

  • Outboard - Single / Twin / Triple
  • Diesel Jet - Single / Twin
  • Diesel Shaft - Twin

RHIB Rescue Vessels

Rescue crews are often called out when conditions are at their worst. So it goes without saying they need a boat that will get them to an incident quickly and back home safely. The strength and performance of Naiad has been well proven by our many rescue and military customers from all parts of the world. But it’s closer to home, in some of the most challenging sea conditions anywhere, that Naiad has established its reputation. In fact, more than 60 boats have been delivered to Coastguard New Zealand, and 50 Naiads now operate as rescue boats throughout Australia.

Length

  • Open Boats: 5.8M - 10M (19' - 32')
  • Hardtops: 7M - 10M (22' - 32')
  • Full Cabin: 7M -15M (22' - 50')

Power

  • Outboard - Single / Twin / Triple
  • Diesel Jet - Single / Twin
  • Diesel Shaft - Twin

RHIB Pilot Vessels

When coming alongside a ship at up to 18 knots, safe, predictable handling is vital. And that's exactly what Naiad does best. From the 9.5m twin outboard our range of pilot boats goes up to a 23m twin diesel shaft drive with specially isolated crew cabin. (You’ll be amazed at how incredibly quiet it is in this cabin - just 66dB at cruise speed). In between, Naiad also has 11.3m, 12.6m, 14.9m and 17.3m designs available. Featuring a D-shaped fender system consisting of laminated closed-cell foam coated with a tough polyurethane skin, all Naiad Pilot Boats are built to endure “controlled collisions” day-in, day out.

Models

  • 9.5M Twin Outboard (31')
  • 11.3M Sterdrive (37')
  • 12.6M Twin Outboard (41')
  • 12.6M Twin Diesel Shaft (41')
  • 4.9M Twin Diesel Shaft, Isolated Cabin Optional (16')
  • 17.3M Twin Diesel Shaft, with Isolated Cabin (56')
  • 23M Twin Diesel Shaft, with Isolated Cabin (75')

RHIB Tenders

Favoured by owners and captains alike, a Naiad tender is capable of handling harsh conditions yet sacrifices nothing in terms of style, comfort and quality. Every yacht tender we design is customised. Finished to the highest standards they can include teak decks, luxury upholstery, gleaming stainless fittings, even full parasailing kits, making these boats very much at home on the most elegant superyacht. Ranging from 5.8m to 14m, you can also select from a wide choice of engine and propulsion options. From a simple, single outboard all the way through to twin diesel jets. In fact, some of our smaller boats can even be fitted with diesel jets. No wonder the fleet of Naiad superyacht tenders is growing fast, all over the world!

Length

  • Open Boats: 5.8M - 14M (19' - 46')
  • Full Cabin: 10M -14M (32' - 46')

Power

  • Outboard - Single / Twin / Triple
  • Diesel Jet - Single / Twin
  • Diesel Shaft - Single / Twin