PSNI require a rigid inflatable boat (RIB) for use on Lough Erne, Co. Fermanagh Northern Ireland. The vessel shall be used for a variety of purposes which include routine patrolling, search operations, transportation of officers Police Officers & Staff and general police duties. The vessel shall be coded for carriage of 9 officers (including crew), all of whom must be seated, (removable seating is an acceptable option as outlined). The boat shall be designed with a layout to maximise deck and seating space and include adequate storage for equipment.
The RIB shall perform patrol duties typically with a crew of three persons however the vessel will be required to transport up to 9 officers/staff including crew. The vessel will routinely be left afloat but shall be required to be towed by road periodically. The vessel shall require an operational range of 120 nautical miles (sufficient to allow for extended patrols).
The vessel shall carry out routine patrols of Lough Erne in addition to specific tasks, these include, search and rescue (SAR) activities.
The vessel shall be required to come alongside other vessels and structures to allow personnel and equipment transfers.