Riverine Assault Boat RAB – NAVY SEAL SOC-R SWCC Yanmar 6LY2A STP Hamilton Jet
For Sale – Riverine Assault Boat RAB SOC-R Navy SEAL SWCC RIVRON Yanmar 6LY2A STP Hamilton Jet HJ292Video will open in a new window
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33’ U.S. Navy Special Operations Riverine Assault Boat (RAB)
Diesel Powered with Hamilton Jet Drives
40+ knot performance with only a 2’ draft
The Riverine Assault Boat is pictured with an OshKosh MTVR 7 Ton 6X6 Truck. The MTRV is the perfect tow vehicle for the RAB. The MTVR is not included with the RAB but it can be negotiated with the buyer to include it.
Own the legend. Rare opportunity to own an operational U.S. Navy Special Warfare (SWCC) Riverine Assault Boat (RAB). This remarkable craft has been restored to its operating condition by an investment of funds, time and talent. You can add this unique watercraft to your collection at a fraction of its replacement cost. You might enjoy this vessel “as is” – or creatively imagine the re-purposing possibilities it represents. For starters you might replace the original camouflage paint scheme (which remains in good repair) with a look and feel suiting your unique marine needs and vision. This vessel retains, among other things, its ballistic protections, weapon mounts (sans weapons), and communications and other surveillance infrastructure.
Contracted acquisition cost on the RAB was $1.4 million.
Potential operational uses:
SWAT / Law enforcement / Security
Training / Gov’t contractor / DOE / DOD
Towing / Recovery or other commercial purposes
Tourism / Entertainment / Party – float boat, tour boat, parasail, etc.
Dive / Search and Rescue
Unique valuable design features include:
Twin Yanmar Diesel Engines with low hours
Hamilton Jet drives – capable of stopping within a single boat length
Incredibly quiet operation
Operational range of 250 miles
BoatMaster RTT Triple-axle rough terrain trailer
Furuno Radar GPS WAAS Chart Plotter Fish Finder Net Work Weather Facsimile
Wired for SEA FLIR III (note: SEA FLIR III available for purchase at additional cost)
Enormous power generation capability – for accessories, sound system, etc
Think outside the box. Arrive in style, own something different. Maybe you already own a top-of-the-line Cigarette, Tiara, Formula, Chris Craft, Regal or Mastercraft. None of those quality vessels would, however, reliably transport or protect U.S. Navy Seal operators in battle. This RAB, with its incredible capabilities and pedigree, needs a new home – it could be yours.
The brackets on top of the gunwale are for holding the removable armor package. These brackets can be removed or the additional armor can be purchased at a later date. The BoatMaster RTT trailer has not been painted as the buyer of the RAB might choose an alternate color.
Hull Type High Grade Aluminum Rigid
Length 33 ft
Beam 9 ft
Draft 2 ft
Twin Diesels w/Water Jets Yes
Top Speed: full load 30 knots – cruise
40 knots – sprint
Range 250 nm
Fuel Capacity 250 gallons
C-130 Transportable . No
Combat Load 20,500 lbs.
Bow Door/Ramp No
Weapons Foundations Multiple
Recognizing the rare opportunity to own a Riverine Assault Boat (RAB), the War Zone website (The Drive) wrote an excellent story on this exact boat and I encourage you to find and read this piece.
I have been purchasing surplus government equipment for over twenty years and have completed over 4000 successful transactions. I have learned a few things during this period, to include that it is quite risky to purchase untested equipment, especially something as complex and well built as this boat.
In this instance, prior to the vessel’s sale, U.S. Navy personnel removed a myriad of components and took other steps to decommission this vessel. Luckily the boat still retained its primary components to include the engines, transmissions and water jet drives – all of which proved to have low hours. That having been said, the vessel proved to be far from operational and it has taken three months, the expenditure of tens of thousands of dollars on parts, and hundreds of hours of technical work, to get this RAB back into operational condition. The boat is now back in fighting form and I am looking for someone special to steward it through the next chapter in its life. Are you qualified? I encourage you to come visit.
This boat is ITAR restricted and cannot be exported. Buyer must be a US Citizen.
Location: Lachine, Michigan, United States
Price: $195,000 <- check here if it's still available
More info: Full listing and Contact details
Originally listed on March 30, 2021. Note that older listings are displayed for reference and will most probably not be available.