WHAT IS A RUD M2B?
Originally costing between £850,000 and £1.2 million each, this amphibious machine is provided with a competent driver/ skipper/ project manager and appropriate work team.
In the water, the M2B is powered by three propellers at up to 8 knots. The central propeller rotates 360 degrees thereby also acting as it’s rudder and providing incredible manoeuvrability.
With its pontoons unfolded the M2B can carry an MCA coded payload of an incredible 10.2 tons on water or land. The completely flat deck area provided with the pontoons unfolded measures a staggering 6m x 6m. It also carries its own ramps which allow vehicles (including military tanks!) to drive on and be ferried across a river or flood zone. The ramps can also be configured to allow vehicles to drive over it, thereby forming a temporary bridge for two way traffic. If all 8 ramps are deployed the clear deck spacebecomes a staggering 6m x 16m.
Each M2B machine can be interlocked to form a longer bridge or clever "moon pool" in the middle.
Via it’s skipper and driver, the M2B can transition from water to rough terrain or road travel instantaneously with it’s side pontoons folded or unfolded.
The wheels fully retract into the body (hull) for water travel and in “all terrain” mode, the M2 has a high ground clearance of 0.8m and can climb slopes of up to 31 degrees.
These amphibious vehicles/ ferries/ bridging systems have already been put into good use in the following commercial environments:
Leadership development & teamwork training courses
Flood damage, sea defence & rescue work,
Ferry for vehicles, plant, equipment, animals & people
A great alternative to a multicat, floating platform or self propelled barge
Dry & portable site for portakabins, stores, etc.
Bridge inspection, repair with cherry picker, access platformor scaffolding
Jetty inspection, repair, removal of bracings with hiab crane and cherry picker fitted
Jetty touch up painting with cherry picker
Load carrying of i.e. sandbags, rock, stone, etc. in areas which require an instant transition from land to water travel and vice-versa.
Shallow water, firm ground, sand & all tides work capability.
“Returning to Port” can be as simple as driving up the beach/ river bank or slip-way each day.
Wheel base: 5.3m
Track width: 2.1m
Ground clear: 0.8m
Turning circ: 25.4m
Weight inc. Crew: 22Tons
Diesel (red): 50L/100km
As Boat/ Ferry/ Bridge:
Draft w/12T: 0.8m
Width: 3.0, or 6m with pontoons unfolded, or 12m with ramps & airbags also in position.
Diesel (red): 64L/ Std.
Max speed: 9 knots.
Powered by two interchangeable Deutz (KHD) engines of 180hp @ 2300rpm each.
Hydraulic pontoons, ramps, wheel height & take-off, plus on board crane, winch, anchor, air & electrics.
Competent operators provided
Back-up air bags & interchangeable engines, automatic fire extinguishers, navigation lights, fog horn, heavy duty bilge pumps, 8+ separate watertight chambers.
We provide the craft ,Skippers, painters (or host large paining contractors), crane operators, riggers, RIB safety boats & craft such as our amphibious vessels with cherry pickers / cranes mounted (see Hire/Charter section) to help complete high profile jetty projects run by companies such as Besix & Kier for the Chicargo Bridge & Iron Company (CB&I) South Hook Exxon/ Quatar LNG Jetty Project. Also for AMEC and Dragon LNG jetty works, Dean & Dyball to deliver & remove scafolding in a sensitive SSSI area or the challenging amphibious transportation of materials for Tenby's new Lifeboat Station.
Jetty Pile touch up painting being carried out by Rudders Boatyard using Amphibious craft with cherry pickers fitted at the South Hook LNG site:
Various plant are available for use with the amphib's such as generator, crane, winch, pumps, cherry picker, dumper, digger, forklift, JCB, etc.
More photo's below showing craneage work & extra ordinary carriage of containers, concrete hods, crane & other large structures, please email us. We are the UK specialists in the MCA coding,charter and sale of these craft.
The 6m x 6m clear deck is the perfect craft for a safe & charitable landing:
11 METER HALMATIC WORKBOAT "RB1"
Economic open and enclosed cruise/ work/ pleasure/ fishing/ dive/ sightseeing/
educational/ safety boat cover vessels available for bareboat or skippered
Made by Halmatic, it is fitted with Perkins Sabre 6 cylinder 6 litre
110-135hp marine engines going into a "V" drive so as to maximise
Used by the military as an exceptionally strong landing craft to carry
up to 50 troops or 3.7 tons of cargo, it is available to carry two
crew plus 12 passengers maximum (more by arrangement if upgraded to DOT
passenger vessel status for special contracts). Their inherent built in
buoyancy chambers ensure that they are capable of floating upright in
the unlikely event of being fully swamped with a full passenger quota.
It has a forward sealed ballast tanks capable of carrying/
jettisoning 1 ton of water via a powerful engine driven Jabsco pump.
It has four stainless steel or steel lifting eyes and two davit points
to facilitate lifting onto ship or shore, joining boats together, or providing
particularily strong holding points.
Fully MCA safety coded for two crew and 12 passengers. Skippered/ bareboat
Hire/ charter available.
Modular in design and has the benefit of an easy to remove 1" marine
ply roof/ top deck, polycarbonate windows and stainless steel fittings.<br>
In this form is fitted with a winch geared to lift and carry up to 2 tons
over the bow, has removable davits for carrying a dinghy at the stern
and/or a dive platform (not shown in photo). The boat has the benefit
of a hydraulic take-off point, a 24 volt and 12 volt system, plus an
inverter providing 230 volts a/c for hand tools etc. A considerable amount
of bright and very accessible dry storage room is available below decks.
The whole vessel can be quickly lifted on to another ship via its stainless
steel davits or four lifting eyes.
Vessel as viewed in photo below is shown geared for mooring laying and
maintenance with heavy duty bow roller and 5.3 ton hydraulic Superwinch
on deck in front of helm consol. Hull antifouled 2004 with long-life low-maintenance
Standing headroom and lots of space below behind polycarb windows.
Or convert to a passenger/ cargo boat: