BN181 Closed Valentijn 2000 class

The Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) concept is appreciated more and more all over the world and their purpose and tasks have been significantly extended. HABBEKÉ SHIPYARD has further developed the VALENTIJN class RIB into a multipurpose vessel for rescue, evacuation, ambulance vessel, inspection vessel and crew or pilot tender.

The largest development is the closed wheel house and longer vessel that makes the vessel more comfortable and provides more shelter. The vessel has 16 seats and 4 stretchers. It’s a category A vessel and self-righting that makes it an “all weather boat”.

The first vessel of this type is used offshore Mauretania, Africa, as rescue and evacuation vessel by Woodside/Petronas

These vessels are built according to the standards and rules of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS X A1 HSC.AMS).


Length overall                                                  12.00m

Length of hull                                                   10.96m

Maximum Beam (over the tubes)         4.10m

Beam (hull)                                                        3.52m

Draft                                                                     0.70m

Fuel capacity                                                    1375L

Performance                                                    Max. 38 knots

Action radius (full power)                         7 hours

Material                                                             Aluminium 5083 H321


Engines                                                               2x Volvo-Penta D6-435 Solas, 320KW(435HP)

Reduction                                                          2x Twin Disk MG 5050SC (red. 1.71:1)

Waterjets                                                          2x Hamilton HJ322

Generator                                                         6.5 KVA

Airco                                                                    5kw, 17.000 BTU



Classification: Captain, navigator, 16 seats, 4 stretchers.

Total seating capacity: 18 persons + 2 stretchers.

Vessel built according to the ABS rules and regulations (ABS class A1 HSC, AMS).

Design category: A, all weather, Vessel is self-righting.