Crowdy30 is a Naiad Inflatable. The Naiad is designed by a team in New Zealand for the harsh New Zealand conditions. A design that also works well in Rescue situations in Australia.
Naiad is regarded as a market leader in New Zealand for producing rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs), from 2.5 metre tenders to 15 metre specialist craft. They have been in the design and construction of rigid hulled inflatable boats (RHIBs) since the late 1970's.
The soft ride and predictable handling of Naiads makes them easy to drive in rough conditions, while maintaining excellent speed.
According to Naiad the boats have the “built tough” features of: * marine grade 5083 aluminium hull for peace of mind * heavy duty pontoons for stability, extra buoyancy, and ultimate safety * pontoons are mechanically attached for easy maintenance * deep vee hulls with variable deadrise for smooth ride * safe, reliable handling to get you home when it cuts up rough! (see http://www.naiad.co.nz)
This slideshow presents Crowdy 30 from the time it arrived at Taree by road, the unloading and preparation for a test ride to entering Crowdy Harbour, resting on its Air Berth and performing a retrieve of a stricken vessel back to harbour.