Powerplus Marine, based on the Isle of Wight, is to build the new TT Boat Designs 6.1m aluminium RIB for the Royal Yacht Squadron (RYS) after winning the commercial tender.

The new vessel, known as ‘Project-RYS#1’ is a 6.1m aluminium RIB, designed for a maximum speed of around 30 knots and with a capacity of 12 people. Powerplus will carry out the full marine engineering and electronics packages using in-house teams at its yard in Thetis Wharf, Cowes.

“The mandate to deliver Project-RYS#1 for the Squadron is very pleasing,” said Richard Pierrepont, managing director, Powerplus. “Project-RYS#1 employs the latest, highly-efficient and reliable four-cylinder diesel Volvo D4-225, turbo-boosted commercial marine engine attached to a state-of-the-art 247 Hamilton Jet.”

The RYS says the new RIB is an important addition to the Squadron’s resources in its Bicentenary Year. Main agents for the project are Volvo Penta, Yanmar Marine, Mermaid, Perkins and Mercruiser marine engines, and Simrad, Furuno, Raymarine, Mastervolt and B&G marine electronics. Delivery is due in Q2 2015.