With the versatile design of the Instinct 360 hull, we are able to use it for multiple applications. One of these applications was to use our ergonomic design to produce a fast-response firefighting vessel.
Commissioned by The Heart Of Europe - THOE, we were requested to design and build a high-speed, comfortable, but functional vessel to deal with fire safety, prevention and to provide ‘first response’ firefighting.
Using advanced hydrodynamic methods, detailed engineering and cutting-edge designs, our team of world-class engineers, designers and boat builders from Europe have developed a brand build specifically for this application.
Equipped with a Godiva Power flow - GP12/10/06 Bronze salt water fire pump with 12,000 Litres per minute capability (10 bars), Akron Omega XP Monitor, along with the Akrofoam Master Stream Nozzle and foam tank, the Instinct 360 Firefighting Edition is born.
Through extensive research and testing, our engineers and designers have planned the form of our hull so that the features enable the ideal behaviour and performance characteristics for our boats. These features include:
VARIABLE DEAD RISE ANGLE
Good turning ability, seakeeping and absorption, and increased resistance.
TRANSVERSE STEPPED HULLFORM
Good resistance and running trim angle as well as reduced turning.
Reduced pitching motions which minimise the risk of slamming.
REVERSE CHINE ANGLE
Decelerates and cushions when the boat is pushed down.
SMALL SIZE BOW UPPER SPRAY RAILS
Smoother re-entry to the water and lower water separation.
SMALL HEIGHT TRANSVERSE STEPS
Clear water separation at high speeds and reduced drag.
CLEAR AERATED ZONE
No spray rails behind the step which reduce drag at lower speeds.
Anti-diving performance on excessively rough seas.
INTEGRATED TRANSOM BRACKET
Provides momentum so that vessel can trim easily at low and high speeds.
Achieving the best combination of ergonomics, styling, resistance and seakeeping, the boat has a sophisticated yet classic layout and a centre console arrangement which offers comfort in every aspect. Our specific deck design features include:
CAPACITY FOR FOUR OUTBOARD ENGINES
Higher speed and better performance, handling, seakeeping and stability.
20 sqm inside the boat with a dining and seating area for up to 12 persons.
LUXURIOUS TOILET AND SHOWER FACILITIES
Marble fixtures, ample room and 202 cm standing height.
FIBREGLASS BIMINI TOP
Provides sun protection for fishing and leisure activities.
ADJUSTABLE BOW AREA
Front seating can be transformed into a sunbed.
Top edge of the boat is designed with ultimate safety in mind.
LIVE BAIT AREA
Great for fishing as it circulates water using a pump system.
STARBOARD DOOR (STANDARD FEATURE)
Provides easy access when mooring in the marina.
Specialised area to cut and prepare fish.
Equipped with a custom backlit switchboard.
Our models are manufactured using vacuum resin infusion techniques within a temperature controlled area at our private Dubai-based facility. This, in contrast to traditional hand lamination, requires high expertise and a careful study prior to execution, which when completed results in a lightweight and rigid structure.
It also enables us to have full control over the materials that go into our boats and keep the physical and chemical properties of the resin. The use of this technique in combination with our expertise, advanced composite materials and vinylester resins give us the advantage of quality control and consistency throughout our production.
The vacuum resin infusion process involves placing all dry fibreglass layers and structural foam into a mould and then sealing it with a bag. Next, the air is removed with the aid of a pump which creates negative pressure of approximately 1 bar. This is followed by a rigorous inspection for leaks and strategic positioning of the resin lines wherein the resin is sucked into the laminate at specific intervals through the pipes with the use of manifolds, infusing the laminate whilst simultaneously applying equal pressure throughout. Once the entire laminate is wet, the resin lines are sealed off and left to cure under pressure.
In contrast to hand lamination where the layers are laid into the laminate and wetted with the use of brushes, rollers or other means, the vacuum resin infusion process requires expertise, careful planning and accurate execution. The nature of this method allows us to build a lightweight and strong structure as it reduces the fibre to resin ration and void content, and ensures consistency throughout production.