Search and Rescue Boats

Willard Marine manufacturers a full line of search and rescue boats used by U.S. Navy, and U.S. Coast Guard

Search and Rescue using Willard Marine RIBU.S. Navy Photo
By Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Vincent J. Street (RELEASED)
Willard Marine search and rescue boats are USCG/SOLAS approved rigid inflatable boats (R.I.B.). Known as the “Navy’s Best Kept Secret”, Willard Marine boats have been used in combat and search & rescue missions in several different countries and are currently being used in the Gulf.

The feedback is always the same:  “Willard Marine’s boats come through with colors flying.” That is because we understand the importance of quality, which is why our manufacturing facilities have ISO:9001 certification for quality assurance. With over a 1000 crafts delivered to the U.S. Navy, you can trust Willard Marine to outperform the competition in power, quality and safety.

Photo Caption: RED SEA (Oct. 2, 2007) – Sailors assigned to guided-missile destroyer USS Bainbridge (DDG 96) patrol the waters on Willard Marine search and rescue boat around the Yemeni island of Jabal at-Tair searching for survivors after a volcanic eruption on the island Sept. 30.


Our SEA FORCE 490 is the smallest RIB offered by Willard Marine. This fiberglass RIB can be powered by a single outboard engine up to 75 hp and has a removable 20” inflatable tube. This RIB makes an excellent tender or harbor security boat.


Our SEA FORCE 490 is the smallest SOLAS RIB offered by Willard Marine. This fiberglass RIB is powered by a 40hp outboard in SOLAS configuration. 


The SEA FORCE 540 outboard is a fiberglass RIB with the capability of being powered by single or twin outboard engines. The 540 includes a removable 20” inflatable tube and is ideal for harbor security work or ship's tender.


The inboard version of our 540 can be powered by a number of different inboard diesel engines and can accommodate either an out drive or water jet.


The 670 SOLAS is the largest in our line of USCG/SOLAS rescue boats. This boat is powered by a USCG SOLAS approved inboard diesel engine and water jet. Multiple single point lifting options are available.



The inboard version of our 670 can be powered by numerous inboard diesel engines. It has a variety of Horsepower ranges and can be matched to either outdrives or water jets.


The SEA FORCE 670 outboard is a fiberglass RIB capable of being powered by single or twin outboard engines. This RIB includes a remov- able 22" inflatable tube and can be outfitted with numerous options.


The 730 is the jewel in our line of RIBs. Powered by either an inboard diesel engine or single or twin outboard engines, this boat is a fast and reliable platform for rescue, dive ops, patrol or security work. Numerous electronic and deck options are available.


The 730 LE (Law Enforcement) model is built in cooperation with law enforcement agencies. This twin outboard powered 24′ RIB has a hybrid foam/air collar system, forward boarding rails, T-top and tow package. This is the ideal boat for vessel boardings and port security. An inflatable tube model is available.


This is a 24′ RIB which can be used as a commercial dive boat, tourist boat or customized as a mega yacht tender. Available in a number of engine sizes and propulsion configurations to include outdrives, water jets or outboards.

SEA FORCE® 730 Cabin

The 730 Cabin is our 730 hull with a full cabin. This boat is powered by twin outboard engines and makes for an ideal dive ops boat or patrol boat providing protection against the elements of inclement weather.

SEA FORCE® 7m Aluminum

This is the aluminum version of our 7m Standard Navy RIB. This boat can be powered by either inboard diesel engines or outboard engines and can be outfitted with a wide variety of options.


The SEA FORCE 9m RIB is a mid-sized boat designed with an open deck space, making it ideal as a work boat.

SEA FORCE® 11m Standard Navy RIB

Built to U.S. Navy Standards, this is the largest of the RIBs being utilized by the U.S. Navy. 

SEA FORCE® Enforcer 11m Cabin RIB

Built to U.S. Navy Standards, this is the cabin version of our 11m Standard Navy RIB. 

Long Range Interceptor (LRI)

The Long Range Interceptor (LRI) was originally built for the USCG Deepwater program for offshore operations. It is powered by twin inboard diesel engines and water jets. 

44’ Open Ocean Fast Response

This 44’ fiberglass RIB is built for the law enforcement community.

55’ Patrol Boat

Designed as a target drone for the U.S. Navy, this boat has the capability of being operated remotely or manually. This boat can be configured to include a berthing, kitchenette and full head and shower area and has an accommodating aft area.

18.3m SAR Fire Boat

The 18.3m SAR Fire Boat is a reconfigured version of the SEPTAR/Patrol boat complete with berthing, kitch- enette, head and shower area. It contains generator set, air-conditioning system and fire fighting system. This boat also features a deluge system which envelopes the entire boat with a water spray for fighting shipboard fire. A very capable search and rescue fire boat.

Sea Blazer 820

The Sea Blazer is our aluminum outboard powered cabin boat. Some options include full cabin, air/heat, a full line of electronic equipment. The Sea Blazer makes for an excellent aluminum patrol platform for the customers who prefer aluminum in lieu of fiberglass.