Zodiac Hurricane rebuilds a law enforcement RIB into a luxury dive tender

  • On 25 November 2011
  • in News

Zodiac recently delivered a diesel powered 8m luxury dive tender to its Owner in the Hawaiian Islands. Originally built as a pre-series test boat for the new generation of US Coastguard law and enforcement vessels, this twin stepped hull ,powered by a 480 hp Cummins diesel, was an ideal platform to convert to a dive tender for a 3 time Hurricane Owner who did not have the time to wait for a new one.

The 8.3m Hurricane 779 maxs out at 46 knots with a 500 kg load thanks to its Hamilton 292 waterjet drive which is an ideal system for a dive boat. All the military comm./nav equipment was removed and replaced by  seating, dive racks and a complete folding bimini. It went from law enforcement to recreational diving in a record time. The refit took 2 months form contract signature to delivery in Hawaii.

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