Ex-MoD RHIBs to undergo specialist Ramco refurbishment programme

Ramco, one of the nation’s largest outlets for quality used equipment, currently has a selection of Pacific 22 rigid hulled inflatable boats (RHIB’s) available direct from the Ministry of Defence (MoD).

The vessels, manufactured in the UK by Halmatic and designed to withstand even the toughest of sea conditions, were deployed by the MoD for a diverse range of operations all around the world, including logistics, counter piracy/narcotics, defence and rescue missions. The Pacific 22 RHIBs became surplus to requirements when the MoD replaced them with newer models as part of a recent equipment update initiative; implemented to ensure that equipment meets the expanding demands of the MoD’s military operations.

Ramco provides the MoD with a compliant and cost-effective disposal service that extends the product lifecycle of equipment, reduces waste, and promotes the reuse of surplus assets in a sustainable and eco-friendly manner. Furthermore, it allows buyers within the commercial marine and emergency services sector to purchase competitively priced, quality vessels from a credible, military provenance.

The surplus vessels have been well maintained during their deployment and are already in great condition; although Ramco also undertakes a thorough refurbishment of each vessel and, in addition, can provide vessels built to bespoke specification requests if required.

Formed in 1992, Ramco works to promote a reduction in waste through the effective reuse of surplus assets, and has grown to become one of the UK’s leading suppliers of asset disposal services, providing businesses and government departments with a compliant, sustainable and profitable solution.