Scorpion launches deluxe new RIB

Inflatable sportsboat to premiere at PSP Southampton Boat Show 2010

RIB manufacturer Scorpion will launch a new model at the Southampton Boat Show.

The 9m STRIKE is based on Scorpion’s remodelled stepped hull and fitted with a single outboard engine.

“Prototype STRIKE hulls have been on test in a secret location during the past year and, using a single engine 300hp four stroke outboard, have been reaching speeds comfortably above 55 knots with fuel consumption of about 1 litre a mile at 35 knots,” said a spokesperson.

“Both the ride and the handling have been above expectation.”

The STRIKE will cost around £80,000 which includes a single Mercury 300hp Verado, Ullman seating, VHF radio, chartplotter and Flexitek decking.

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The new model will sit alongside the Scorpion Serket 8.5m and the single engine Scorpion Sport 6.5m on stand C009 at the Southampton

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