The narration of the Tuff Punt is as follows - we wanted a durable, versatile vessel that would endue the elements of the marine environment.
RA Marine uses Polyethylene (PE) plastic as the core material in our innovative construction.
The benefits —›
Plastic has a low friction co-efficient which means less drag which results in better vessel performance.
Plastic is relatively light - approximately 1/3 the weight of aluminium.
Plastic requires minimal maintenance - don't rust, corrode or suffer electrolysis.
Plastic construction also means it is unnecessary to use antifouling which is harmful to our environment.
Marine growth will grow on the hull but will not permeate the product - simply scrape marine growth off hull, when necessary.
As polymers are longer chain molecules they give plastics a memory resulting in high impact resistance unlike metals or glass. Plastic will not damage pile coatings and infrastructure which is a problem with counterpart materials.
The end result is a safe, strong, versatile vessel that will withstand the various elements of the marine environment.
- Fast Response Oil Spill Vessel
- Crew Transfers
- Diving Operations
- Construction Work
- General Purpose