RESPONSE 8.7m rib provides a synergy between rugged composite engineering,
progressive design style and practical marine experience. Utilising an
epoxy e-glass laminate with Corecell foam, the RESPONSE is extremely
light yet incredibly strong.
By using high performance resins and fibres in the construction, and
engineering every component with weight reduction and maximum strength
as a design criteria, dk have produced a fully functioned, extremely
versatile vessel, that is equally at home in a tough offshore environment
as it is on a day trip for a picnic on the lake.
Concentration on weight reduction and low center of gravity has allowed
dk to give you a boat that planes quickly and is exciting and stable
in high-speed manoeuvres. As well as being easier to tow and launch,
with the radar mast down and the tubes deflated the whole boat fits in
to a standard container or back of a HIAB truck.
The low rolled out tube position, not only gives the RESPONSE great
stability and a gentle motion at rest but allows it to be used effectively
in a swell as a tender for any vessel ranging from super cruisers to
The enclosed steering position of the RESPONSE give ultimate protection
from the tough environments this boat is used in. The custom curve moulded
windscreen and high seat position give the driver the ultimate feeling
of control for difficult manoeuvres. Wipers and fresh water spray give
confidence even in the most trying conditions, while the open back and
sliding side screen allow for fresh air circulation in climates closer
to the equator.
Design by Byrne Naval Architects