22FT RIB Finishes Design Phase & Heading to Production

We are proud to announce a new 22FT RIB design has been completed and the plate has been ordered to start construction. This design incorporated some of our new familiar design ques as well as a few new innovate approaches to the classic RIB center console configuration. 

As one of the fundamental boat styles used but both government agencies and recreational uses from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts we decided it was time for us to put our unique flair on it. 

With a 30" wide center console and seating on both the front and rear of the boat. You can easily accommodate any mission. The main bench seat at the helm can also be swapped with a suspension style, or jockey style bench seat. 

Propulsion packages can range from a single 115HP up to a 250HP outboard.

For pricing details please contact our sales team and so we can tailor the package better for your needs. 

 

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21FT Hard Top Delivered

21FT Hard Top

Life Proof Boats is proud to announce the completion and delivery of a new 21FT Hard Top boat to our growing fleet of models. 

The design concept for this boat came from the love for a hardtop that is simple and can be offered at more of a price point to the market. We also love having a glass windscreen for the fact that you can then have a wiper blade. The glass was direct glazed and looks fantastic. There are lots of options for seating in the boat depending on the activity and guest count. With seating for 6 in the front or 6 in the boat, this boat offered lots of versatility. The driver and navigator seats sit behind a 50" wide console and are mounted on 4" suspension pedestal style seat posts offered by Taco Marine. They also have 6" of slide fore and aft with a 180 degree swivel option. 

For those cooler winter months you can option a full canvas enclosure that will keep you out of the weather, and if desired we can also install a diesel heater in the console. 

The rear bench converts to a sun pad within seconds to add another dimension to the boat for those wanting to lounge in the sun. 

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Rear seat in the up position.

 Rear seat converted to sun pad. 

Rear seat converted to sun pad. 

Options and Performance

With a large section of power options you can use this platform in almost any situation. this first model was outfitted with a single 150HP Honda outboard, but could handle up to a 300HP Outboard. Speeds with the 150HP power plant topped out at 38 mph no matter if the boat had 4 adults on board and a full tank or just 1 person. Cruise speed is comfortable around 26-28 mph and at these speeds you will only be burning 6-6.5 gallons/hr. 

The deadrise of the hull is our desired 22 degree deep vee so it cuts through the water with ease. This hull also includes our delta shoe and performance fins, so it can turn on a dime. 

Overall weight of the boat came in around 4300 lbs as configured. The majority of the weight is decks down, keeping the vertical center of gravity very low, adding stability and ride quality. The hull plate on this boat will be offered as either .25" or .190" depending on the HP and water line length. 

Decks are welded down and two 4" rear and two  3" FWD deck scupper help to evacuate any water that finds its way inside the boat. 

Wrap Up

For those looking for a built tough little T-TOP that was very well thought out for life on the water this boat delivers. It shares all the great features we love with our bigger boats and puts them into an affordable, highly versatile platform that can sit almost any lifestyle. 

With a single 150HP Outboard Prices start at $89,000.00


For more information 

Email: Info@InventechMarine.com
Phone: (360) 674-7019

FAST Collars Launches New Site FastCollars.com

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If you are familiar with our boats at all, you'll know that we take a lot of pride in our unique collar systems which are branded under the name FAST, for Foam Air Stabilized Technologies.

When we first started developing our collar technology, we intended to produce collars solely for Life Proof Boats and keep it as a part of that larger manufacturing process. However, as our technology and capabilities rapidly advanced, we decided to open up our platform to anyone wanting a retrofit/replacement collar and also to provide OEM collars to other boat builders. With this goal in mind, we decided FAST needed a little more virtual space, which it now has at FASTcollars.com.

At FASTcollars.com, you can:

  • Learn about the different collar setups we offer
  • See how our zipper access system makes bladder replacement a breeze
  • Learn about the materials we use to construct our collars
  • Learn about our state-of-the-art equipment
  • Learn how to get a FAST Collar for YOUR boat

FAST Collars can provide collar retrofits / replacements for virtually any RIB, and also provide OEM collar for boat builders. You can see examples of our technology and see our collars in action at FASTcollars.com.

 

Diesel Center Console Launched

We are proud to announce the launching of our new diesel inboard center console line. With the heart of the platform in the form of a 6.6L Duramax Diesel putting out 500HP, and delivering the power through a Hamilton waterjet. At just under 6,300 lbs wet, the incredible power to weight ratio allows the boat to achieve sprint speeds in excess of 50 MPH. 

This is one of the first of many following high profile aluminum RIB's that will change the way the marine industry looks at RIB's. That is because it incorporates our new hybrid collar technology. With 20% air and 80% foam in the collar, your senses will tell you this is a typical inflatable. But the zipper running the whole length of the collar is a giveaway there is more to this boat. The zipper system gives the user ultimate control over servicing the collar. It is a game changer for the amount of control it gives the user in the event the separate, internal bladder is compromised. Because the other collar materials only protect the internal bladder from abrasion and UV rays, the lifespan of the collar itself is increased far beyond a conventional RIB. 

Also incorporated into the platform are the latest military grade suspension seats from Shockwave. The S3 mid back drop down seats incorporate 8" of suspension via Fox Float H2O shocks. And with the optional seat height adjustment package and drop down bolster seat, they allow the user to have the ultimate comfort in either a seated or standing position. 

While the displacement might be identical to your on road GMC pickup this engine has been massaged to give more power and handle the harsh marine environment. Coupled to a ZF transmission with optional push-button transmission selection and a drive line from Portland Drives lines, this power plant is incredibly quite and responsive. With one of the most remarkable aspects of the engine being its fuel economy, cruise on the platform seams to be around 32 mph while burning approx. 13 gallons/hr. 

 

 

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Performance Diesel VGT-500

Other fun features of the boat include the twin 7,000 lumen LED flood lights from PTLX, the electronically actuated windscreen, 5 ton flush mounted pick points, and Aquatrac PVC laminated foam decking. 

Boat Characteristics

Speed: .............................................  50MPH W/ 500HP 6.6L Duramax 

Hull Lengths Available: ................  28' 

Beam with Collar: .........................  10'-6" Inflated, 10' Road Width

Deadrise at Transom: ...................  22 Degrees

Deadrise at Entry: .........................  48 Degrees

All Aluminum Construction: .......  Alloy 5086 H116

Fuel Capacity: ................................  85 Gallons

 

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Living Up to The Name of Life Proof Boats

 100% Foam Collar - It can handle whatever you come across. 

100% Foam Collar - It can handle whatever you come across. 

A lot of people see our boats and think that the collar around the boat is filled with air. It is not their fault, because most manufactures that put collars on their boats use air. Under low pressure, the air is put into bladders which are usually glued and sometimes mechanically fastened to the hull. Because of their inherent loss of flotation and stability if the collar were cut or ruptured they are required by the USCG to be segmented into multiple chambers so that if one fails, the boat won’t lose too much buoyancy. The concept works and has been a staple for many years in certain applications. 

But the USCG for the past 15 years has found a better technology, Foam Collars. They have found that they are more durable, remove the concern of puncturing or losing air, add more stability and are easier to repair or service. 

Life Proof Boats was founded under the principle of giving the recreational industry the safest platform we can. That is why we are a little obsessed with Foam. Just to be clear this is not the foam you find protecting your new TV when you pull it out of the box, or the two part mixed foams that other manufactures inject below their decks. Those foams hold water. Even the foams you have been told are closed cell and are injected under the decks of other builders will hold water over time. They are only closed cell at first formation when rigid. Over time as the boat stresses and shutters with stress as it is used, the foam cells crack and open allowing water to enter them. They also are not as resilient to fossil fuels or nitro methane products as the foams we use. We use closed cell polyethylene foam. 

FAST

Here at IMS, we are working on new collar technologies that will advance the industry. We have established a brand around this technology called FAST. It stands for Foam Air Stabilized Technologies. Our new foam, air, or foam/air hybrid collar systems are revolutionizing the industry. Mated with our patented collar attachment and installation systems, installation, removal, or repair of the collar will be smooth and easy. FAST has the ability to provide 100% foam, 100% air, or foam/air hybrid systems with any ratio of foam or air depending on your application. Our system also allows you to change the ratio of air to foam in the future by simply changing out the air bladder.
 

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