ALMERE – Roughneck Marine has launched a RIB that can be used as super yacht tender. Or by anybody in a terrible hurry. The 10.10m craft has come off the boards of Mulder Design which also handled the naval architecture. It can be built in carbon or composite material, have a T-top and a cabin with space for a bed, toilet or storage.
The T-top can be dropped down to the seats, making the boat easier to transport and also protect the seats and cockpit equipment. A deep V-hull helps the craft reach a ferocious top speed of 78 knots (144 km/h) with twin 400HP Mercury Racing outboards.
The Roughneck 1010 is designed for speed, comfort and maneuverability and features lightweight materials and advanced construction methods. The ‘stepped hull’ technology used in all Roughneck models allows for higher speeds while maintaining stability and relatively low fuel use.
The 3 Roughnecks – 6.36m (21ft. – 110 km/h), 8.08m (27ft. – 125 km/h) and the 10.10m (33ft. – 144km/h) are built by Solico Engineering of the Netherlands, the Benelux’s largest composite engineering company that in the past 30 years has worked for clients in such sectors as architecture, automotive, defense, industrial and maritime.
The Roughneck 1010 has a carbon dashboard with a duel-display Raymarine Glass Bridge system and 4 suspension seats.
Roughneck Marine owner Ronald Oosterman began making a name for himself in racing in 2007. Over the years he has developed stronger and faster models for recreational use but also professional purposes by governments, police, special forces, super yachts and events such as the Volvo Ocean Race. To date, Roughneck Marine has sold some 100 boats.