Patrol 505

Patrol 505

The rugged Fluid Patrol 505 is a mid-sized rigid inflatable patrol boat designed to withstand the harshest weather conditions while maintaining speed and maneuverability. This 16ft RIB features a hard laminate hull and inflatable collar, which provide strength and stability and make the Patrol 505 suitable for a wide range of commercial marine applications.

Like other Fluid Watercraft RIBs, the Patrol 505 is not only used commercially, but also for rescue and military operations in more than 40 countries around the world. The Fluid Patrol 505 is the most commonly used RIB along the coasts of the United States and makes up most of the fleet used by the National Sea Rescue Institute.

Both durable and affordable, this inflatable patrol boat has something to offer everyone. It’s strong enough to take on towing and recovery jobs, safe enough to use for rough-water rescues and nimble enough to navigate beside other craft in tight spaces. Request a quote to learn how the Patrol 505 might work within your fleet.

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A Mid-Sized Patrol Boat Tough Enough for Any Job

Whether you use your RIBs for commercial jobs, military operations or marine rescues, you need to know your boats can operate safely and efficiently in a variety of conditions. At Fluid Watercraft, we designed the Patrol 505 with this requirement in mind. Our core team of ex-military aeronautical engineers designed this craft especially for high performance in the extreme conditions you face. The versatility of the Patrol 505 comes from its construction. This 16-foot-long boat combines the strength of a fiber-reinforced laminate hull with the buoyancy and shock resistance of an inflatable edge. It can safely carry five persons and a load of up to 860 pounds. It’s v-hull allows it to hold a course well, and in conjunction with a powerful motor, the Patrol 505 is fully capable of getting you to your destination quickly, even in rough waters. With features allowing for both toughness and maneuverability, you can count on the Patrol 505 RIB to perform well in a variety of situations.

Common Applications for the Patrol 505

Rigid inflatable boats like the Patrol 505 were originally designed for use as rough-water rescue craft. Today, these mid-sized patrol boats prove useful in multiple commercial and non-commercial marine applications, including:

  • Military operations
  • Rescues and recoveries
  • Towing
  • Passenger or supply transport
  • Patrolling and law enforcement

Benefits of Fluid Watercraft RIBs

Whether you’ll be using the Patrol 505 for high-stakes rescues, regular patrols or other applications, you’ll discover many advantages when you include Fluid Watercraft RIBs in your fleet. Here are just a few of the benefits of boats like the Patrol 505:

  • Strong and durable: The boat’s construction resists wear and damage and can carry large amounts of weight safely. The Patrol 505’s inflatable edge keeps it upright even when taking on water, making it virtually unsinkable.
  • Safe for close maneuvering: The inflatable edge of an RIB prevents damage to other boats during close maneuvering, making it ideal for rescues and towing jobs. Its edge also absorbs impacts in case of a serious collision.
  • Cost-efficient: The lightweight nature of an RIB means you’ll spend less on fuel and more on the things that matter most to your operation.

Request a Quote From Fluid Watercraft

When you choose to add a boat to your fleet, you need to have 100 percent confidence in that boat’s ability to perform. At Fluid Watercraft, our boats undergo yearly testing to ensure they meet National Marine Manufacturers Association safety standards. That makes the Patrol 505 a versatile, heavy-duty craft you can count on. See why marine professionals across industries include our rigid inflatable boats in their fleets. Request a quote from Fluid Watercraft today for more information on the Patrol 505.

Length Overall 16’ 5”
Internal length 10’ 4”
Beam overall 7’ 1”
Internal beam 3’ 9”
Tube diameter 17.7”
Hull angle deadrise 24°
Average weight 739 lbs
No. of compartments 5
Max Persons 5
Max load 860 lbs
Shaft single 20"
Recommended Power 50 HP
Max HP 80 HP
  • Hypalon tubes (Military Grade 1670 Dtex)
  • 2 x Heavy duty shark fin EPMD rubbing strakes
  • Jockey Console
  • 5x Inflation Valves
  • 5x Over pressure release valves
  • Internally taped seams
  • 2 x Paddles
  • 2 x Stainless steel bow eyes
  • Anchor rope bow protection
  • Anchor locker
  • Under deck cable track
  • 2 x Towing points
  • Self-draining deck
  • Non-slip deck
  • 1.5” Aluminum Beaching Shoe Along
  • Vacuum Infused Hull

Description

A Mid-Sized Patrol Boat Tough Enough for Any Job

Whether you use your RIBs for commercial jobs, military operations or marine rescues, you need to know your boats can operate safely and efficiently in a variety of conditions. At Fluid Watercraft, we designed the Patrol 505 with this requirement in mind. Our core team of ex-military aeronautical engineers designed this craft especially for high performance in the extreme conditions you face. The versatility of the Patrol 505 comes from its construction. This 16-foot-long boat combines the strength of a fiber-reinforced laminate hull with the buoyancy and shock resistance of an inflatable edge. It can safely carry five persons and a load of up to 860 pounds. It’s v-hull allows it to hold a course well, and in conjunction with a powerful motor, the Patrol 505 is fully capable of getting you to your destination quickly, even in rough waters. With features allowing for both toughness and maneuverability, you can count on the Patrol 505 RIB to perform well in a variety of situations.

Common Applications for the Patrol 505

Rigid inflatable boats like the Patrol 505 were originally designed for use as rough-water rescue craft. Today, these mid-sized patrol boats prove useful in multiple commercial and non-commercial marine applications, including:

  • Military operations
  • Rescues and recoveries
  • Towing
  • Passenger or supply transport
  • Patrolling and law enforcement

Benefits of Fluid Watercraft RIBs

Whether you’ll be using the Patrol 505 for high-stakes rescues, regular patrols or other applications, you’ll discover many advantages when you include Fluid Watercraft RIBs in your fleet. Here are just a few of the benefits of boats like the Patrol 505:

  • Strong and durable: The boat’s construction resists wear and damage and can carry large amounts of weight safely. The Patrol 505’s inflatable edge keeps it upright even when taking on water, making it virtually unsinkable.
  • Safe for close maneuvering: The inflatable edge of an RIB prevents damage to other boats during close maneuvering, making it ideal for rescues and towing jobs. Its edge also absorbs impacts in case of a serious collision.
  • Cost-efficient: The lightweight nature of an RIB means you’ll spend less on fuel and more on the things that matter most to your operation.

Request a Quote From Fluid Watercraft

When you choose to add a boat to your fleet, you need to have 100 percent confidence in that boat’s ability to perform. At Fluid Watercraft, our boats undergo yearly testing to ensure they meet National Marine Manufacturers Association safety standards. That makes the Patrol 505 a versatile, heavy-duty craft you can count on. See why marine professionals across industries include our rigid inflatable boats in their fleets. Request a quote from Fluid Watercraft today for more information on the Patrol 505.

Technical Specs

Length Overall 16’ 5”
Internal length 10’ 4”
Beam overall 7’ 1”
Internal beam 3’ 9”
Tube diameter 17.7”
Hull angle deadrise 24°
Average weight 739 lbs
No. of compartments 5
Max Persons 5
Max load 860 lbs
Shaft single 20"
Recommended Power 50 HP
Max HP 80 HP

Standard Features

  • Hypalon tubes (Military Grade 1670 Dtex)
  • 2 x Heavy duty shark fin EPMD rubbing strakes
  • Jockey Console
  • 5x Inflation Valves
  • 5x Over pressure release valves
  • Internally taped seams
  • 2 x Paddles
  • 2 x Stainless steel bow eyes
  • Anchor rope bow protection
  • Anchor locker
  • Under deck cable track
  • 2 x Towing points
  • Self-draining deck
  • Non-slip deck
  • 1.5” Aluminum Beaching Shoe Along
  • Vacuum Infused Hull

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