Survitec Group (Stand 05-D22) has expanded its range of DSB-branded semi-rigid inflatable boats for high-speed interceptor and medical response applications. The versatile DSB 8.2R (pictured) features two 400hp engines capable of delivering a maximum speed in excess of 50kts, with an operating radius of approximately 300 nautical miles.
Based on a SOLAS construction principle, the design features a heavy-duty sea water-resistant aluminium sandwich hull, while the fender tube is constructed from UV-resistant Hypalon fabric, containing seven different air compartments.
At NAVDEX, the craft is being demonstrated equipped for medical emergency response. The integrated medevac equipment is said to allow extraction and full treatment on board similar to an emergency response vehicle on the road.
Conceived as an expanding emergency backpack, it contains specialist supplies for basic trauma equipment, diagnostics, oxygen and ventilation, defibrillation, chest compression, ECG or auscultation, and paediatric treatment including the immobilisation of suspected fractures. Also included are rescue action pumps, adjustable head immobilisers, and a spine board that is both rigid and lightweight.