patrol boat / inboard / diesel / rigid hull inflatable boat
rigid hull inflatable boat
11 m (36'01")
The MRCD1100 MPAC Mid Engines has the console and engines in the middle. Because of this layout the crew and embarked forces are positioned in the most aft position possible and therefore they experience the less vertical accelarations. Another benefit is that that all the crew and embarked forces are protected against the elements and even against unfriendly fire by the large wrap around console.
Because of the wrap around console a center path throughout the whole boat is created.
The center engines makes this boat also very suitable for airdrop.
From a small standard rhib which offered no protection for the crew, nowadays a rhib should be a more flexible multirole platform where modularity and multirole is very important in order to adapt to the different evolving situations. The required role can be very diverse, from riverine operations, beaching and landing to high speed interception and offshore patrolling.