RRIB 530 Snipe and the 440 Hornet are the result of exhaustive sea trials and are being delivered to a European Government for the use of their armed forces. This craft design has overcome the problems so many inflatables have where a heavy and cumbersome deck is supplied to ensure boat stiffness. This design incorporates a system that ensures deck and hull rigidity but does not increase the overall boat weight. This specification ensures the craft is capable of being employed for rapid deployment operations, fixed wing air launch , helicopter launching and other surface and subsurface launches.

Standard specification

  • Inflation valves
  • Pressure relief valves
  • 4 Davit lifting points
  • Carrying handles
  • Cargo securing points
  • Towing points bow and stern
  • Repair kit
  • Detachable pockets
  • 2 paddles
  • Internal and external lifelines
  • Capsize lines
  • A composite or wooden transom


  • Lifting sling
  • Flexible fuel bags
  • Spare deck
  • Additional deck cover for specific operations
  • Quick release valise
  • High pressure air inflation system
  • Waterproof engine bags
  • Options on inflation valves
  • Centre line or on collar steering
  • Compass


Recommended 2 x 25HP/30 HP or LS 40/50HP

Boat Length Beam Tubes Weight
Stowed Dimensions
  Overall Internal Overall Internal
530 Snipe 5.30m 3.95m 2.34m 1.24m 0.50m 110Kg 2.2m x 0.78m x 0.5m
440 Hornet 4.40m 3.90m 2.34m 1.24m 0.50m 100Kg 2m x 0.7m x 0.5m

Boat Load and capacity Engines Working
Inflation times
  Weight Max pax Maximum Recommended Compressed
530 Snipe 1200kg 10/12 70HP SS 2 x 25/30HP 27+ 90 secs 20 Minutes
440 Hornet 1000kg 8 60HP LS 40/50HP 25+ 30 secs 15 Minutes

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