NEW CARSON RIB DESIGNS: INFUSION GRP OR ALUMINIUM HULLS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH RENOWNED STRATEGIC PARTNERS CTRUK.
Following the successful launch of the advanced Carson Interceptor Class range of Ribs at Seawork 2017, a new range of advanced designs are being introduced. These are available in sizes from 6.5 to 15 metres. All are offered with choice of robust infusion moulded GRP or aluminium hulls to provide maximum ruggedness, strength, longevity and reduced maintenance. Most notable design features are the distinct stem profile that is slightly raked forward which, coupled with added forward freeboard and a full rounded deck line, will further reduce spray and enhance offshore and heavy weather capability. The full rounded deck line enhances over the bow operations thanks to increased deck area. This also better protects the hull's stem from damage either to itself or other vessels and objects. Proportionally more beam increases stability, payload and internal volume. With the raised topsides and D collar option this increased volume is class leading.
All sizes are available with optional newly developed and unique hull steps developed by Carson since 1995 offering improved performance, great handling and fuel economy. All these improvements also mean more power can be installed to further increase performance and or move heavy loads at higher average speeds. As with earlier models a variety of deck layouts, equipment, cabins, wheelhouses and self-righting options and much more is offered.
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After a lot of interest shown in a proposed new Carson concept design introduced during Seawork 2016 a whole new model range was added to the Carson line-up. Named the Carson Interceptor Class, three basic designs were produced. These are 7.5m, 8.5m and a 9.5m (750, 850 and 950), although some other variations are also offered depending on customer's final requirements. One example launched in May 2018 being a modified and lengthened special of the 9.5m, designated the Carson Interceptor 1050. The first 1050 was fitted with 3 x 350hp Suzuki outboards and long-range tanks to provide a stunning high speed performance. The added length and capacity was achieved with a transom extension pod that also provides an added step to the aft end of the hull. Another version to the range is a fully enclosed wheelhouse model making it ideal for all-season offshore operations.
Based on previous well proven designs the Carson Interceptor Class incorporated a semi wave piercing bow and longer waterline coupled with an advanced deep V multi stepped hull design. Successful sea trials proved the benefits of this concept showing its superior shock mitigating seakeeping qualities, safety and sweet handling characteristics. Even in tight turns at speeds over 50 knots it amazes all who have experienced this boat, inspiring crew and passenger confidence. For those needing it, the 9.5m has potential to achieve more than 65kts with its 900hp maximum rating. After debuting at Seawork 2017 and demonstrations with both professional and experienced leisure customers, orders were soon placed for use in a variety of commercial and leisure applications including for export.
Some original Carson designs are still available with design adjustments to improve their already great reputation. These include hulls ranging from 4 to 10 metres. As always, these are available with conventional tubes or optional raised topside models with D section tubes (that may also be foam filled). The larger models can also be fitted with optional inboard engines. Some previous Carson built versions are shown in our gallery section as well as other larger classic designs.