Christian Grande, again in partnership with SACS for the REBEL 47 presents a revolution in the world of RIBs
Extra Spaces and Extra Comfort
Extra Spaces and Extra Comfort
The most prestigious yachts deserve an equally luxurious tender. Argos Nautic introduces its exclusive 305 model, created by renowned designer Patrizio Facheris. It sets the standard in quality, performance and status in rigid inflatable boats.
At 10′, the 305 Yachting Tender is designed to fit in tight spaces. Thanks to its unique hull design that elevates the tubes from the water, it planes in three seconds. This structure also reduces friction and improves navigation. Small but powerful, the 305 can accept up to a 40 hp outboard motor, reach speeds up to 36 mph and carry four passengers.
Exceeding owner expectations, Argos Nautic spares no expense when it comes to the details. The center console layout provides ample leg room, and features an Isotta steering wheel with premium leather option. UFlex Tilt Steering provides easy and smooth control. This is complemented by stainless steel push switches and teak flooring. Custom Italian cleats and fittings add even more elegance to this small vessel.
A Fusion sound system means the entertainment never has to stop once leaving the yacht. Ample storage compartments enable users to bring their belongings without crowding the seating. In addition to a spacious bow locker, the 305 makes clever use of space beneath the console seat with a removable fiberglass bin.
The 305 is highly durable while still emphasizing an attractive appearance. Its hand-laid fiberglass and composite construction incorporates a textured Orca Hypalon inflatable collar. Argos Nautic utilizes the thickest Hypalon available on the market for its tubes. Dependable, long-lasting LED navigation and courtesy lights add safety. The dual layer, cross-linked polyethylene nylon fuel tank has a 10-gallon capacity for leisurely shoreside excursions.
Argos Nautic’s new 305 Yachting Tender holds USCG approval.
Contact Argos Nautic, 1572 NW 165th St., Miami, FL 33169. 786-520-4700. www.argosnautic.com.
Setting a new course for a very different type of vessel.
By Capt. Ken Kreisler
Years back now, when I first set out on my trials, travels, and adventures on my watery quest for all things nautical, I had a rubber boat. It was, in those days, a yellow affair, perhaps 10 feet long, if both my mind’s eye and memory serve me well, with a pair of plastic oars, a patch kit, and a foot-powered air pump. Not knowing too much about the local currents in the particular area where my friend and I set out, Huck Finn/Tom Sawyer-like one day, we, of course, drifted off into the channel and, regardless of our attempts to go the other way, were heading out to sea when a passing boat, seeing our dilemma, gave us a tow back to the dock. (Years later, finding the ‘ducky’ rolled up in my garage, I donated it to a local Sea Scout troop.)
Anyway, the point of my momentary remembrance is that rubber boats, now called inflatable/RIBs, have come an awfully long way since then and one of them in particular, has definitely caught my eye.
Christian Grande, an award-winning yacht designer with such prestigious brands such as Picchio Boat, Sessa, and Sanlorenzo, and the creative mind behind Italia Veloce Bikes, has teamed up with Sacs Marine to launch the Strider 22 meter (72+ feet) mega-rib concept yacht. The boat’s design is an indication of a growing trend in the boat building sector where tastes and the ‘next big thing’ are constantly changing.
The choices made by both designer and builder has resulted in a multi-purpose vessel that can fulfill the needs of many boaters around the world in a variety of applications. Aesthetic qualities as well as well thought out use of space are combined with selected materials, colors, and exciting interior offerings for a truly customizable experience for its owners.
The bow area, for example, is spacious and comfortable with generous cushions, a central seating area with retractable sofas and table that can be covered with an awning. Aft, the Strider 22 offers a swim platform and stairway, with the latter being able to be lifted up to gain access to the garage in which the tender can be hauled in via a specially designed servo platform.