Protector 8.5m. Survey for 16 POB.
Rayglass Protector 8.5m, 2002, Centre console
Rayglass Protector, centre console Rib. Compliance plate as attached.
The Protector range of RIB’s has earned a reputation as sturdy, sea worthy, vessels for coastal tourism, and supporting other seagoing industries. The deep V solid GRP hull offers smooth, stable, sea going capabilities while the Hyperlon tubes (new in 2016) provide durable longevity.
Tropic Bird has been operating in Tonga as a tourist whale watching vessel and will be being imported into New Zealand in November 2021. She is fully surveyed for seating 14 passengers and 2 crew, totaling 16 POB. All seating upholstery and soft covers replaced new 2016.
This a fantastic opportunity to secure a custom seated tourist boat ready to go.
Engines – twin Yamaha 4 stroke F150XA and LF150XA- 1200 engine hours as at August 2021.
New Solas props 2021
Seastar hydraulic steering – new tie bar 2021
Fuel capacity 500 litres
Cruise average at 3300rpm/21kts/40ltrs per hour- top speed 40 kts at 5800rpm
Engines professionally fitted in 2016 by Seahorse Marine Vava’u Tonga.
Navigation and comms: Garmin 750s plotter/sounder new in 2016- does not include chart card
Icon IC-M412 VHF radio New 2016
Nav lights, deck light and anchor light.
Batteries: 2 new start batteries in 2021 plus older lead acid Trojan house batteries (12v 225ah)
Ground tackle: Sand Anchor with 12 mtrs of 8mm chain plus 30 mtrs 16mm line- all in very good condition
Safety: In current Tongan commercial survey – in date flares, epirb,16 lifejackets, life ring.
Additional Items included
In current Tongan commercial survey – in date flares, epirb,16 lifejackets, life ring.
Current owner's comments
Trailer – Dumbier dual axle -Good condition- limited rust – needs new bearings and winch plus lights. Unregistered.
Ground Tackle & Additional
Sand Anchor with 12 mtrs of 8mm chain plus 30 mtrs 16mm line- all in very good condition
*The information and specifications supplied here are believed to be correct to the best of our knowledge as provided by the current owner. Potential buyers are responsible for confirming the accuracy of this information. They should inspect the boat and have a professional survey completed.