City of Elizabeth Fire Department Takes Delivery of RIBCRAFT 6.5

April 9, 2012 – RIBCRAFT, the United States manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for law enforcement, safety professionals, and military agencies announced the recent delivery of a RIBCRAFT 6.5 to the City of Elizabeth Fire Department.


The purpose built RIB will be used by the fire department for search and rescue operations. Given Elizabeth, New Jersey's large and active commercial port and waterways, the new boat will provide the department with improved response times and enhanced on-water coverage.


The 21'5" RIBCRAFT 6.5 features a center console with leaning post, aluminum T-top, antenna arch, 360 degree scene lighting, and a complete communication and navigation package. Equipped with a single 150HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, the boat will reach speeds in excess of 40 knots. The versatile and simple layout makes the boat the ultimate on water response apparatus.


Extremely durable, stable, and reliable, RIBCRAFT RIBs, with their heavy-duty inflatable tube are an excellent platform for law enforcement, search and rescue, and maritime interdiction.