Our new series – VIPER 975 or VIPER 1050 if it has platform for outboard engines.
VIPER is a brand new conception of high-elevation tubes (inverted curve). Instead of the classic tubes, which are mostly low above the water and rise one-third to the bow of the Viper Series, the tubes rise as high as 1/3 of the hull length after the stern and are the highest around the console position, thus providing maximum protection to the driver. The feeling of driving is that you are in the boat and not on the boat like most other inflatables. The high position of the tubule fully satisfies the carriage regulations for passengers requesting that the minimum surface of the vessel must be at least 80 cm from the deck.
In addition to greater safety for passengers, high tubes contribute to less driving resistance and better performance and reduced fuel consumption. On the other hand, the stern end of the tube is in the water when the boat is in place, thus giving the classic stability expected of the dinghy. Tubes also touch the surface of the sea in the case of sharp turns and in a situation of very undulating sea, thus promoting stability and softening of G forces (vertical acceleration).
Tubes are made of ORCA Hypalon-Neoprene with 7 chambers and are available in all colors and patterns offered by ORCA. Tubes in a combination of several different colors are also available. The diameter of the tube is 55 cm, which decreases to 40 cm on the bow. This gives a large internal space for the same outer width.
Hull Shape is a highly variable deep V (warped V hull) with angles of 60 degrees bow, 30+ degrees in the middle and 21 degrees in the stern (by comparison, the famous deep V hulls have 22-24 degrees during most of the hull a rise to 40-50 degrees only on the bow, while the hulls of most Italian inflatables end up 14-19 degrees on the stern is not deep but the middle V hull).
A little ahead of the center of gravity is a single staircase and on the stern part of the hull is the so-called. Delta keel. The combination of these two elements allows for a very light leveling (without bow lift), a more horizontal position of the boat when planing (better visibility – higher safety), less resistance and consequently lower consumption. The new version of the 975 will have two steps, while the 1050 will have 3 steps.
The Deck , with anti-slip surface, is self-marking in place (no need to glide to clear the deck from water) and is made to HRB and ISO standards (at maximum load 10 cm above sea level). Sea vents have a non-return system. In addition, multi-shell pumps are fitted as standard on the hull of the ship. Aluminum frames are laminated on the deck where console, seats and other equipment are mounted.
The deck can be equipped at customer’s request for various purposes. Commercial variant includes an open flat deck with anchored storage bow, a smaller console with a front seat (optional option for adjusting the height of the windshield), or a larger console that has a toilet inside. Driver’s seats with cushioned seats 12 rear seats arranged in front and behind the console (to maintain balance when the dinghy is empty). Optionally, a backrest with a folding seat can be installed instead of the driver’s seat and a classic bench with storage below can be fitted. The stern ends with two longitudinal platforms on the left and right side of the engine on which the ladder for descent into the sea (standard) and the support of the auxiliary engine (optional) are mounted.
Any type of accessory can be installed as desired.
Hull and deck are made in 3D vacuum infusion – this means that all stiffeners and reinforcements are infused with the hull / deck formwork, thus making a unique piece that is incomparably firmer than when internal reinforcements (manually ) laminate subsequently. The subsequent manual lamination of the internal stiffeners usually has occasional blank spaces between the hull formwork and the reinforcement itself, which has no purpose and no real reinforcement at that point. With 3D infusion this does not happen.
Multi-axial glass fibers and minimally isophthalic resins are used as standard for hull and deck construction (extra vinyl or epoxy resins are guaranteed, which guarantee up to 50% higher strength and a lifetime guarantee of osmosis). The combination of 3D vacuum infusion and multiaxial fibers gives approximately 20% lighter and 30-40% stiffer carcass relative to conventional construction (ordinary glass fibers and orthophthalic polyester resin) and much better carcass resistance to osmosis.
Optionally, lighter and more rigid materials such as carbon, Kevlar, basalt or even bio materials can be used (eg flax-30% is stiffer than glass fibers and lighter than carbon).
The combination of a lighter (but firmer) torso with a flywheel and a delta keel requires less power to the powerboat (possibly as high as 300hp) and provides better performance and lower fuel consumption.
Length over all: 9.75m / 10.25m
Beam: 3.10 m
Weight: 1500 kg
Hull: Variable deep V with 2 steps and delta keel
Hull Material: fiberglass (optional carbon reinforcement)
Tube diameter: 55 / 40cm
Number of chambers: 7
Tube material: Hypalon Neopren ORCA 1500 gr / m2
Engine power range: 1 x 300 HP outboard engines – 1 x 450 HP or 2 x 150 HP – 2 x 350 HP
Load capacity: 20/14 persons
CE Category: C / B
Standard Equipment – OPTION TRANSFER:
– Deck equipment (cleats, berths, covers, hinges,…)
– Hydraulic steering wheel
– Electrical panel
– 12V charger
– Bilge pump x 2/3
– Fuel tank 2 x 300 or 1×600 lit with complete mounting
– Navigation lights
– 12 classic riding seats
– Riding seats with shock absorbers