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Published: Tuesday, 02 December 2014

Acronautic has developed a fusion design that combines an open style RIB and a luxury superyacht limousine tender.

Australias Acronautic Develops Limousine Rib Tender

A RIB is often referred to as a utility boat as it is used for multiple functions. The Thetis design by Acronautic adds a fresh dimension to incorporate a limousine style cabin and practicality for diving, beach access and cruising.

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The design was conceptualised by Stephen Crone of Acronautic to meet an increasing demand in passenger transport to and from luxury superyachts.

Crone has a strong background working with high speed luxury RIBs and is most notable for his contribution to the Dariel-built 13-metre RIB Yoko – a luxury day boat delivered to a Monaco-based client and nominated for the 2012 Showboats Yacht Tender Design of the Year.

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“Rigid Inflatable Boats have always been popular as superyacht tenders,” says Crone, Managing Director of Acronautic. “However, transporting a large number of guests in protected comfort has continually been a challenge – this vessel is designed to compliment the yachting experience and offer a safe, dry and luxurious experience.”

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Thetis offers passengers an exhilarating ride through a typical V-shape performance hull capable of speeds in excess of 40 knots from twin 350hp outboard engines.

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