IS A RUD M2B?
costing between £850,000 and £1.2 million each,
this amphibious machine is provided with a
competent driver/ skipper/ project manager and
appropriate work team.
In the water, the
M2B is powered by three propellers at up to 8
knots. The central propeller rotates 360 degrees
thereby also acting as it’s rudder and providing
With its pontoons unfolded
the M2B can carry an MCA coded payload of an
incredible 10.2 tons on water or land.
The completely flat deck area provided with the
pontoons unfolded measures a staggering 6m x 6m.
It also carries its own ramps which allow
vehicles (including military tanks!) to drive on
and be ferried across a river or flood zone. The
ramps can also be configured to allow vehicles
to drive over it, thereby forming a temporary
bridge for two way traffic. If all 8 ramps are
deployed the clear deck spacebecomes a
staggering 6m x 16m.
Each M2B machine can be interlocked to form a
longer bridge or clever "moon pool" in the
Via it’s skipper
and driver, the M2B can transition from water to
rough terrain or road travel instantaneously
with it’s side pontoons folded or unfolded.
The wheels fully
retract into the body (hull) for water travel
and in “all terrain” mode, the M2 has a high
ground clearance of 0.8m and can climb slopes of
up to 31 degrees.
vehicles/ ferries/ bridging systems have already
been put into good use in the following
development & teamwork training courses
Flood damage, sea defence & rescue work,
Ferry for vehicles, plant, equipment, animals &
A great alternative to a multicat, floating
platform or self propelled barge
Dry & portable site for portakabins, stores,
Bridge inspection, repair with cherry picker,
access platformor scaffolding
Jetty inspection, repair, removal of bracings
with hiab crane and cherry picker fitted
Jetty touch up painting with cherry picker
Load carrying of i.e. sandbags, rock, stone,
etc. in areas which require an instant
transition from land to water travel and
Shallow water, firm ground, sand & all tides
“Returning to Port” can be as simple as driving
up the beach/ river bank or slip-way each day.
Wheel base: 5.3m
Track width: 2.1m
Ground clear: 0.8m
Turning circ: 25.4m
Weight inc. Crew: 22Tons
Diesel (red): 50L/100km
As Boat/ Ferry/
Draft w/12T: 0.8m
Width: 3.0, or 6m with pontoons unfolded, or 12m
with ramps & airbags also in position.
Diesel (red): 64L/ Std.
Max speed: 9 knots.
Powered by two interchangeable Deutz (KHD)
engines of 180hp @ 2300rpm each.
Hydraulic pontoons, ramps, wheel height &
take-off, plus on board crane, winch, anchor,
air & electrics.
Competent operators provided
Back-up air bags & interchangeable engines,
automatic fire extinguishers, navigation lights,
fog horn, heavy duty bilge pumps, 8+ separate
We provide the
craft ,Skippers, painters (or host large paining
contractors), crane operators, riggers, RIB
safety boats & craft such as our amphibious
vessels with cherry pickers / cranes mounted
(see Hire/Charter section) to help complete high
profile jetty projects run by companies such as
Besix & Kier for the Chicargo Bridge & Iron
Company (CB&I) South Hook Exxon/ Quatar LNG
Jetty Project. Also for AMEC and Dragon LNG
jetty works, Dean & Dyball to deliver & remove
scafolding in a sensitive SSSI area or
the challenging amphibious transportation of
materials for Tenby's new Lifeboat Station.
Jetty Pile touch
up painting being carried out by Rudders
Boatyard using Amphibious craft with cherry
pickers fitted at the South Hook LNG site:
Various plant are
available for use with the amphib's such as
generator, crane, winch, pumps, cherry picker,
dumper, digger, forklift, JCB, etc.
photo's below showing craneage work & extra
ordinary carriage of containers, concrete hods,
crane & other large structures, please email us.
We are the UK specialists in the MCA
coding,charter and sale of these craft.
The 6m x 6m clear deck is the perfect craft for
a safe & charitable landing:
Click here to see the Amphib launch & then drive
Click here to see loads more picturers of the
amphibs in action!
Click here for a .pdf showing detailed
specifications & multi craft ramp configurations
METER HALMATIC WORKBOAT "RB1"
open and enclosed cruise/ work/ pleasure/
fishing/ dive/ sightseeing/
educational/ safety boat cover vessels available
for bareboat or skippered
Made by Halmatic, it is fitted with Perkins
Sabre 6 cylinder 6 litre
110-135hp marine engines going into a "V" drive
so as to maximise
Used by the military as an exceptionally strong
landing craft to carry
up to 50 troops or 3.7 tons of cargo, it is
available to carry two
crew plus 12 passengers maximum (more by
arrangement if upgraded to DOT
passenger vessel status for special contracts).
Their inherent built in
buoyancy chambers ensure that they are capable
of floating upright in
the unlikely event of being fully swamped with a
full passenger quota.
It has a forward sealed ballast tanks capable of
jettisoning 1 ton of water via a powerful engine
driven Jabsco pump.
It has four stainless steel or steel lifting
eyes and two davit points
to facilitate lifting onto ship or shore,
joining boats together, or providing
particularily strong holding points.
safety coded for two crew and 12 passengers.
in design and has the benefit of an easy to
remove 1" marine
ply roof/ top deck, polycarbonate windows and
stainless steel fittings.<br>
In this form is fitted with a winch geared to
lift and carry up to 2 tons
over the bow, has removable davits for carrying
a dinghy at the stern
and/or a dive platform (not shown in photo). The
boat has the benefit
of a hydraulic take-off point, a 24 volt and 12
volt system, plus an
inverter providing 230 volts a/c for hand tools
etc. A considerable amount
of bright and very accessible dry storage room
is available below decks.
The whole vessel can be quickly lifted on to
another ship via its stainless
steel davits or four lifting eyes.
Vessel as viewed in photo below is shown geared
for mooring laying and
maintenance with heavy duty bow roller and 5.3
ton hydraulic Superwinch
on deck in front of helm consol. Hull antifouled
2004 with long-life low-maintenance
headroom and lots of space below behind polycarb
convert to a passenger/ cargo boat: