Super plastic boats "RIF"
This week the first two boats of the new type “Reef” were sent to Sudan from Russia. The main feature of these original vessels is that they are made of high density polyethylene.
Here are their features ...
New boats built of high density polyethylene by welding. According to the developers, there are no analogues of the assembly of high-density polyethylene boats in Russia. The new material ensures the unsinkability of the vessel, is not subject to corrosion. The life of such vessels is more than 50 years.
Such material is characterized by increased impact resistance and ductility, so that after a collision or impact, the boat can easily restore its shape. In addition, such vessels are very light, fast and, most importantly, very well float, so the risk of their flooding decreases significantly. A fenced beam is installed around the perimeter of the main pipe, thanks to which the boat can moor to the ships and on unequipped berths without any problems.
The boats of the “Reef” series successfully passed all tests and proved their high reliability practically under any operating conditions.It should be noted that the start of production of vessels from super dense polyethylene in Russia only in 2014. Earlier in the Russian shipbuilding so unusual material was not used.
The production of boats of this series is engaged in the Rostov shipbuilding and ship repair plant "RIF". Until mid-July, the company, according to the contract, must deliver two similar boats to the Republic of Sudan. According to Oleg Gryzlov, Chairman of the Board of Directors of JSC Rostov Port, the total amount of the contract for the supply of ships amounted to 300 thousand dollars.
“A boat made of polyethylene is a tank that cannot be“ killed ”. It is very durable, does not sink. Technique assembly similar to that used in the manufacture of metal. The material passed all the necessary tests and received a positive conclusion from the Krylovsk State Scientific Center, ”said Oleg Gryzlov.
Gryzlov also noted that at the end of May one of the Reef boats made of durable polyethylene will be sent to the Caspian flotilla as a gift. The head of the “Rostov port” expects that a new type of vessel will be appreciated there, and the IMF of the whole country will begin to purchase such boats.
In addition, the shipyard “RIF” plans to enter the mass market with its boats in the near future, because these vessels are perfect for security companies, special services, and also just for private buyers who are keen on active recreation on the water.
Such boats in the world make only 6 companies, "Reef" - the only such company in Russia.