Why work with us?

Why a Zodiac Hurricane when there are so many great tenders available?

Some Owners and their Captains like the rugged looks of a Hurricane and their bulletproof Military heritage where sub-standard systems reliability is not tolerated. Others prefer the unique documented customisation that is offered by the experienced engineering capability at ZHT.

Below is a list of features and benefits that few, if any other, RIB builders can offer:

Feature Type Benefit to the Owner
Removable inflatable tube Practicality Ease of maintenance and repair/replacement as crew are able to remove and reinstall the tube on deck
Intercommunicating auto relief valves Practicality Allows quick inflation of the tube from a single point but divides tube into 5 separate chambers
Auto inflate system Practicality Built in 12v pump inflates to operating pressure
Durarib foam inserts (option) Safety Eliminates operationnal failure of the tube even when punctured or ripped
Folding arches, biminis, masts and consoles Practicality Allow low profile storage capability
Self draining deck + large drain scuppers Safety Deck will drain in 3 minutes without pumping even when fully flooded
Removable deck cavity covers Practicality Allows inspection, maintenance and replacement of critical components
Removable engine cover top assembly Practicality Allows engine inspection and maintenance even in a low garage
Steering console offset Practicality Allows more deck space for cargo
Removable foredeck seats Practicality Allows more space for cargo
Beaching shoe option Damage prevention Allows cnostant beaching with damage to hull
Recessed bow eye Damage prevention Avoids accidental damage to yacht stern platform when coming alongside
s/s bolts and inserts Safety No lag bolts or screws are used to fasten major components ensuring that they cannot be ripped out even under extreme conditions and allow multi removability
Removable cushions, removable upholstery Damage prevention The ability to remove and store cushions from constant exposure as well as remove the EZ dry foam from inside promotes longevity and “new looking”
Recessed deck lifting points Safety Patented recessed swivelling s/s shackle in the deck eliminates any trip hazard