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 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,

Second as rescue vessel by the CITRO at Curacao (link )

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                                                    1400L

Performance                                                    Max. 38 knots

Action radius (full power)                         7 hours

Material                                                             Aluminium H321 alustar


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 Brand to choice owner

Airco                                                                     5kw, 17.000 BTU

Launch Method                                             Carriage/afloat


Overview/proposal of the electronics and electronic equipment Valentijn 2000 class:


2 x VHF DSC, Icom 505

Direction Finder, Rhotheta RT-500-M

Simrad 3G broadband scanner, 12” TFT monitor, Simrad NSS12 EVO2

Electric chart system, 12” TFT monitor, Simrad NSS12 EVO2

Depth sounder, Airmar

AIS, True Heading

Electronic compass, Simrad

EPIRB, Jotron 45s

SART, Jotron

Waterproofed portofoon, Simrad

Wireless intercom system, Dave Clark including 4 headsets & helmets

Classification: Captain, navigator, crew, 14 seats, 2 stretchers.

Total seating capacity: 18 persons + 2 stretchers.

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

CE certification by ECB, European Certification Bureau,Stability report

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

Vessel fitted with fixed fire extinguishers in the machinery room (Firepro), 3 portable fire extinguishers, a pre-wetting system, portable fire&salvage pump and hoses.