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Specialist Services

Professional organisations running high performance craft in extreme conditions require experienced solution providers for bespoke projects.

Specialist services to the RIB and High Speed Craft Sector include engineering, electronics, systems integration and product development.

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Professional Organisations

Specialist designers include RIB and RHIB Naval Architects, High Speed Craft Naval Architects, Riverine and Workboat Naval Architects, Patrol Vessel Naval Architects.

Professional bodies include Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (USA), Society of Boat & Yacht Designers (USA), Royal Institute of Naval Architects (UK).

Classification Societies

A classification society is a non-governmental organisation that establishes and maintains standards for the construction and classification of vessels.

Classification is often referred to as 'Class'. RHIBs, RIBs and High Speed Craft are built to various standards including ISO, ABS and SOLAS.


An example of Certification in Europe is the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) for craft up to 24 metres (80 feet).

An example of Certification in Europe is the CE (Community European) mark that certifies a craft or product has met EU consumer safety and environmental requirements.

RIB & High Speed Craft Training

RIB & High Speed Craft training covers many skills, ranging from basic crew competence to high speed navigation in demanding tactical situations.

Training courses can include traditional and electronic navigation, international collision regulations, boat handling, use of safety equipment and crew management.

Experienced training organisations work with clients to establish training objectives, develop processes and deliver training relevant to the end user.

Organisations need to establish targets relating to training time and learning outcomes. Training needs to be delivered by skilled instructors experienced in the relevant sector.

RIB & High Speed Craft Simulation

The objective of RIB and High Speed Craft simulation is to use technology to create an onshore environment that closely replicates the actual marine environment.

This can be achieved by using training simulators that allow crews to repeatedly practice tasks. This also allows instructors to deliver specific and repeatable training scenarios.

Simulators can be static or linked to moving platforms that recreate small craft motion. Tasks can include electronic navigation, tactical skills and emergency reaction training

Training simulators can be used to allow crews to practice dangerous tasks in a safe environment. This can safely prepare crews to handle emergency situations at sea.

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