Miami18: Sirocco debuts new Fluid RIB at MIBS

Feb 16, 2018 by Triton Staff

Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale will unveil its new Fluid Watercraft 1060 at the 2018 Miami International Boat Show on Virginia Key. With its full lineup of Brig and Fluid RIBs, the dealership is expected to display the largest selection of inflatables at any North American boat show in its 6,000-square-foot booth (C206).

At 35 feet, the new Fluid 1060 is the largest offshore-fishing RIB built to date, the company stated. Less expensive and more fuel-efficient than a fiberglass counterpart, the 1060 features double rows of seats, baitwells, a coffin box for keeping fish fresh or provisions cold, rod holders, a bait-cutting table, and a head compartment. It has twin 350-horsepower Yamaha engines to reach a top speed of 70 miles per hour.

The RIB’s modular construction allows each model to be semi-custom.

Rendering of Fluid 1060

“Last year, we did all the design and tooling for modular boats,” said Boyd Tomkies, owner of Sirocco Marine Fort Lauderdale. “Owners can choose the components that meet their needs. In the case of this Fluid 1060, we chose the modules that would give us the seating, console and layout we wanted, we plugged those in and added the fishing elements, and then we had our final design.

“Any owner can do that,” he said. “Simply choose components A, B, C; put them together so they fit, see what it looks like, and determine the price.”

A new production facility in Georgia is now in operation to help meet demand.

For more information, visit www.siroccomarine.com.

Topics:


Related Articles

Thetford adds distributors

Michigan-based Thetford Marine, a supplier of sanitation and refrigeration products for the marine industry, has appointed three new distributors: Motomarine and Punto Nave & Battagli in Italy, …

MarineMax expands into luxury yacht management, crew placement, charter

MarineMax expands into luxury yacht management, crew placement, charter

MarineMax announced on March 18 that they are expanding into yacht management, crew placement and charter of luxury megayachts. The nation’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer …

Custom rub rails launched

Deerfield Beach, Fla.-based Mate USA has introduced two patented ranges of heavy duty, high impact rub rails specially designed for yachts, commercial vessels, docks and piers.     The

Longtime shipyard to re-emerge as Savannah Yachting Center

Longtime shipyard to re-emerge as Savannah Yachting Center

A longtime marine facility on the Savannah River is under renovation to become Savannah Yachting Center. Jim Berulis is at the helm as vice-president for Colonial Group, the Savannah,

Industry celebrates with YachtMate Products

Industry celebrates with YachtMate Products

About 200 yacht captains, crew and industry gathered last night for Triton Networking with YachtMate Products. The air and water purification company celebrates 20 years in business this year, …

Crew’s Mess: Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Bread

Crew’s Mess: Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Bread

Crew’s Mess: by Capt. John Wampler This variation on jalapeño poppers works great as a creative party appetizer, a quick meal or a hearty snack. It’s simple to prepare