STRIDER 13 imposing SACS inflatable boat

The Strider 13 is an impressive 13.35 meter long inflatable boat constructed by SACS, one of the world’s most renowned companies for the production of rigid large rigid inflatable rubber boats called RIB or rigid-hulled inflatable boats. This type of configuration in addition to retaining all the advantages associated with the presence of rubber tubes such as stability and the utter omission, allows to lay undercover, cabins and comfortable environments such as luxury yachts.

The Strider 13 is a gigantic special dinghy where greatness and power are perfectly integrated.

Built for those who love to enjoy the sea in the company of many friends always in contact with water. Unlike other larger RIBs built by the same SACS where the interior is highly developed, the underbody design of this inflatable boat is reduced to the essentials with the presence of a cabin and a bathroom.

With low weights and low center of gravity, V-high performance hulls, this RIB has an outstanding seasiness and stability that makes it really special.It is still very large, but it is easy to maneuver and drive

The deck is enormously cleverly divided and set up to enjoy all the marvels of the sea, both in navigation and when it is stationary.

On the stern sundeck can sleep up to 4 people and the presence of a large platform allows easy access to water. The entire bow deck is covered with large teak slats on which to lay mattress pads. There are at least 8 people in the cockpit sofas who can dine around an extensible tech table.

An awning with an easily removable cover repairs from the most intense sun of the day the whole living area and part of the aft sunbath. In the cockpit there is space for a kitchen cabinet that includes a fridge, sink and fires to prepare something to eat. Below the cockpit there is a large stand with accessibility from different doors. All the outside areas of the boat are easily accessible through wide side passes around the deck.

Underneath the Hard Top is the control station with two secure ergonomic armrests complete with side shingles and head resting with a powerful console with all controls and control equipment. The construction of the boat was accomplished through technologically advanced materials such as multiaxial fabrics and vacuum resin infusion to create a light and durable solid product.

The RIB propulsion is open to various solutions and can be achieved through diesel or gasoline engines with outboard or sterndrive versions. For an off-road version, proper propulsion is achieved through two Mercury 8.2 HO MAG DTS 8-cylinder V engines capable of delivering 430 hp each. The engine compartment bulkheads are lined with sound absorbing material to reduce noise. To spin on the water and gain greater reliability of the propulsion system, the vehicle utilizes racing tactics.

From widespread rendering on Strider 13 tests with this configuration, it is found that planar already starts at 13 knots; at 2900 rpm the speed is 25 knots, while always very soft on waves at 3400 rpm the speed reaches 30 knots.

Usually for all other types of cruises the cruising speed stabilizes around 25 knots for the RIBs, but cruising speed is closer to the 35 knots while always maintaining exceptional comfort.

With a cruising speed of 35 knots this super tire advances 0.37 miles with a consumption of about one liter of fuel. The boat’s advanced comfort remains constant at speeds of up to 38 knots at 4000 rpm even with very fast turning speeds.

The boat’s driveability is unique and the water pipes and tubes themselves are designed so that the splash of the trail goes away without any recoil so that the entire inflatable boat even on the sundeck will remain dry during the navigation.

Given the gas and acting on the trim, all V-hulls get up, only the central part touches the water and comes to touch a maximum speed of 44 knots. Certainly, if you modify the design of the exterior area of ​​the raft, removing for example Hard top we would have a big improvement for aerodynamics and lightness. So there would be a considerable increase in speed.

As mentioned above, there are other RIBs in the SACS series which undoubtedly have a great indoor habitability, where there are luxuriously appointed cabins, bathrooms, kitchens and dinette, the same type of interior as we usually find in luxury yachts. All this usability will always have to keep track of it, so if it’s used, it will always be otherwise we will have a useless weight gain on the whole boat. While often, in fact, on holiday what we really need is the large outdoor areas for sunbathing, sailing comfortably in the company, and staying constantly in contact with the sea, so a light and agile means that allows fast and safe travel such as the Strider 13, a truly unique pneumatic vehicle.

Technical features

  Length FT: 13.35 mt
Approval length: 11.98 mt
Overall width: 3.83 mt
Tubular width deflated: 3.00 mt
Draft: 0.80 mt
Number of compartments: 8
Tubular diameter: 68 cm
Dry weight without motors: 5.2 tons
Weight with standard engines: 6.5 tons
Fuel tank capacity: 1000 lt
Water tank capacity: 170 lt
Maximum installed power: 772 kW / 823 kW (EFB)
Certification Category: CE – B
Person carrying capacity: 16
Sleeps: 2 + 2 Opt
Project: SACS
Design: Christian Grande

Available Motorizations:
EXTERNAL VERSION
Package 2 x 350 hp
Package 3 x 300 hp

Package 3 x 350 hp

VERSION ENTERES
2 x Mercury 8.2 HO MAG DTS – 430 hp Bravo Three X
2 x Mercury Diesel TDI 4.2 V8 – 370 hp Diesel – Bravo Three XR

 

Yacht Arrow460-Great tourism the charisma Mercedes

It is not uncommon for major Shipyards to turn to famous architects in the world for their innovative skills in different nautical fields to design and furnish the interior of a Yacht, while they are exceptional cases that the same Shipyards from these same architects do To draw even the outside or even the interior and exterior, however always under strict control also because then it is up to the Shipyard the task of realizing the ideas of the designer.

In the Arrow460-Great tourism case, the project is very ambitious, because out of every usual pattern, a well-known automotive brand is trying to transfer all the experience and technology matured to cars in the nautical, including shapes and proportions. We’re talking about the Mercedes-Benz three-pointed star car. This is not the first time that this company is interested in activities other than core business. In fact, through the Mercedes-Benz Style brand helicopters, eyeglasses, lamps and more, and now in collaboration with the British shipyard, Silver Arrows Marine is for the first time engaged in the construction of a yacht. So much is the wait on this project because we are talking about a famous car company that used to astonish us about the products made.

The development began in 2012 and the start of serial production is scheduled for the end of the year, and reliable rumors say price around $ 1.17 million.

The yacht is 14 meters long and 4 meters wide can carry up to 10 people was deliberately constructed with the same proportions as classic cars. The bow is very pronounced, as are the bonnets of the Mercedes cars, with a sunbathing area and anchor lock that opens and closes.

The “windshield” of the cabin along with the darkened command-controlled side windows open, allowing the sea breeze to enter but leaving the space covered by the sun’s rays. The same cabin with removable tables and beds, which occupy just as much space as the servant, can be transformed into a comfortable and luxurious nightly accommodation for two people for several day excursions

 

  There is no real cockpit. In an almost central area of ​​the boat, in a position that offers a good view of the pilot, we find two curious command posts equipped with ABS of the sea capable of reacting in emergency situations with performance similar to that mounted on the cars. The hull Of color ranging from blue to gray has a stern that points slightly down also for the presence of the machine room cleverly chilled. In the driving room there are two Yanmar diesel engines, each capable of delivering 480 hp to achieve a maximum speed of 40 knots. There is an abutment of the Arrow 460 Great tourism, a retractable deck for diving and comfortably returning from the sea. They could not miss all the entertainment and leisure facilities for a comfortable stay on board. The peculiarity of this boat is the way it slides and advances to the sea with its classic and elegant shapes of the Mercedes style.

About this project Ron Gibbs, Chairman of Silver Arrows Marine (SAM) said and finished:

“By mixing the maritime and automotive world with their idioms, technologies and ideas, we have created a new standard for motorboats. “ARROW460 -Great tourism ” combines maritime art with a charismatic design and perfect elegance, familiar to the Mercedes-Benz world. “