The Griffon-Cougar C10 Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) is based upon the proven Cougar 35 already in service in a number of formats around the world. The hull has been designed with chines and a dual-step to improve acceleration. The stem is flattened to provide a wide area for disembarking and boarding over the bow.
The hull is manufactured of fibre reinforced composite construction using glass fibre, aramid fibre and vinylester resin. Attached to this is a hybrid foam/air inflatable collar fitted around the gunwale and constructed using heavy-duty 'Hypalon' material with rubber reinforcement on the outside surface to withstand frequent impacts and abrasion encountered during operations.
The vessel is arranged with a command console fitted amidships with main controls, steering, navigation and communications equipment. Four shock-mitigating seats for the crew will be positioned aft of the command console. A hardtop bimini is available for fitting above the console and seating area to provide protection from the sun.
Power is provided by a twin or triple outboard motor installation with power-assisted hydraulic steering and electronic engine controls offering speeds of up to 65 knots.