CARSON FIRSTS

  •   1st deep V gull winged rib hull design in 1983

  •   1st RIBs with square bow increasing deck space, more reserve bouyancy and better spray deflection for drier ride 1983

  •   1st RIBs with full length reverse gullwing chines for superior stability and performance 1983

  •   1st RIBs with offset console to increase usable working deck space (Carson 600) 1983

  •   1st RIB design with semi wave-piercing bows 1983

  •   1st steel reinforced transoms as standard for maximum strength and reliability 1983

  •   1st all radio frequency welded polyurethane constructed tubes as standard 1983/84

  •   1st to offer simple mechanically attached tubes to hull seal as standard for better reliability and easier maintenance

  •   1st RIBs with tubes raised clear of waterline for superior performance and longer life

  •   1st tubes with patented 'keep working' tubes with longitudinal bulkhead system

  •   1st RIBs to offer optional foam cored tubes for better reliability and longevity

  •   1st big 9m RIB designed and built in the UK late 80s (supplied to Special Forces)

  •   1st standard production RIBs to break the 60kts barrier

  •   1st big RIB design to achieve over 1,000 miles range in 1988/9

  •   1st place overall in the inaugural Round Scotland RIB Race in 1990 (averaged over 50kts)

  •   1st 50 knots plus production RIB with surface drives and diesel engines (2 x 300hp)

  •   1st stepped hull production RIB 1995

  •   1st cabin production RIB 1995

  •   1st stepped hull production RIB achieves English Channel Record (Dover - Boulogne)1999

  •   1st stepped hull RIB circumnavigation of Ireland (averaged over 31kts) 2001

  •   1st RIB designed with unique Carson Delta steps offering water jet propulsion option 2016/2017: Carson Interceptor Class

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