THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM LIFE PROOF BOATS
Our 30ft Side Targa is at the top of the boating food chain. It was designed to offer ultimate usability and functionality. Featuring 4 forward facing seats, two rear facing seats, and large bench seat for 4, there is no comparison for comfort and performance. Inside the boat there is room for an optional flushing head and a large berth which can accommodate people with up to 6′-8″ of lay down room. For those looking for even a little more, there is room for a sink, microwave, and refrigerator.
Designed not only for superior sea-handling capabilities, the collars mitigate shock loads in higher seas, producing a softer / dryer ride to the user. The collars also provide collision protection from other boats or docks when loading or unloading. Our industry first design, also allows operators superior access and interaction with the water, while providing large interior space owed to the unique shaped collar design. Our unique designs are not achievable with typical air collared boats.
Complementing our RIB design is our all aluminum high speed hull that incorporates a 22 degree dead rise aft transitioning to a 48 degree deadrise at the bow, lifting strake interceptors, and a speed shoe for greater speeds with a deep V deadrise.
FAST Closed Cell Foam Buoyancy Stabilizers: The FAST collar system provides superior buoyancy, unparalleled stability and maximum collision protection in a cutting edge, heavy duty package that allows your boat to operate in the toughest conditions of its class. Manufactured with industry leading equipment and techniques, polyurethane covered foam collars provide a light weight, stable, and seaworthy ride. Used in conjunction with our collar systems our decks are water tight and self bailing which allow them to quickly evacuate any water that may enter the boat. Under the self bailing decks is additional polyethylene foam to achieve maximum flotation and to provide sound deadening for a quieter ride.
As a industry leader, FAST collar systems on our RIB’s are designed with a fully enclosed/removable air bladder inside the collar between the outer membrane and polyethylene foam. This air bladder can be built to any size, allowing for different ratios of air to foam in the collar. The air bladder can be removed and replaced in minutes once the zipper that runs full length of the collar is unzipped. This allows the removal and replacement of the air bladder without ever having to remove the collar from the boat.
Hull Scantling Structure: The boats structure is designed with toughness in mind. Using the latest in computer aided design software and vessel computation analysis, our engineering team is leading the industry with modern vessel design. All hull and superstructure components are cut with a computer controlled (CNC) router. The structure of our boats are designed using the marine industry rules and regulations published by LLoyd’s Register and ISO.
Performance Fins: With our performance fins, located below the collar, the boat stays flat in the corners and provides unmatched performance while greatly reducing heal.
ABYC Rigging Compliance: We are dedicated to using ABYC rules and regulations during the design and manufacturing of our boats.
Shock Mitigated Drop Down Bolster Seating: This boat comes with shock mitigated seating as a standard option. Varying grades of shock mitigation seating are available as options.