The Chesapeake Model
The Chesapeake is a rugged inflatable workboat used for both general transport and swift water rescue. It is currently being used by government search & rescue units, fire departments, and emergency rescue squads. The boat's twin external keels and flat planing surface make it well suited for outboard water jets.
With a total of 9 separate air chambers, the Chesapeake provides an added level of safety for missions in remote areas and swift water environments. The main tube has six air chambers, the inflatable floor has two, and the twin external keels provide the remaining air chambers. The inflatable self-bailing floor is constructed of 6" (150 mm) dropstitch fabric. The bottom, keels, and tubes are reinforced with heavy fabric and abrasion resistant rubber sheeting. The exterior of the main tube is protected by a six inch (152 mm) strake.
The Chesapeake features a spacious internal deck constructed of marine alloy aluminum. The deck bolts through the transom and laces to the inflatable floor at the bow, providing a very stiff and durable working surface. The transom consists of 1.5 inch (3.8 cm) marine plywood and fiberglass reinforced by aluminum plates on both the interior and exterior sides. A number of stainless steel D rings are used for lifting points and safety line attachments. The valves are recessed into the tubes.
Demaree Inflatable Boats manufactures the Chesapeake in a variety of lengths and widths as well as offering custom configurations and construction materials. We can vulcanize your company's name, logo, or fleet number on the side of the boat for permanent identification.
Chesapeake Model Rescue Raft Technical Data
This boat is made with 44 oz/yd, Mil-C-14505, type 6 materal. The floor is made from 3" (76 mm) dropstich, Mil-C-17415, type 11 material. It has ten (9) separate air chambers. We can vulcanize your company's name, logo, or fleet number on the side of the boat for permanent identification.
|Overall Length||17' 2"||5.2 m|
|Overall Width||7" 10"||2.4 m|
|Deck Length||9' 6"||2.9 m|
|Deck Width||4'||1.2 m|
|Main Tube Diameter||22"||558 mm|
|Weight Without Engine||375 lbs||170 kg|
|Design Working Load||3,000 lbs||1,359 kg|
|Maximum Bouyancy||7.200 lbs||3,266 kg|
|Power Rating||80 hp||58 kw|