Top Tenders: On Board the 27’ Hard Top from Life Proof Boats by IMS
Specialising in boats that are designed to withstand the most adverse of conditions at sea, a sturdy vessel from Life Proof Boats by IMS can function as a superyacht tender or rescue boat with ease. The 27’ Hard Top will ensure guests can be ferried from ship to shore in utmost comfort.
Constructed entirely from aluminium alloy, this centre console hard top measures a compact 8.2 metres with a dry weight of approximately 2,630kg, despite offering plenty of space on board.
Set apart by her sharp-looking design, she features an ergonomic console with suspension seating for two. Further seating can be found forward and aft of the boat, with plenty of storage and walk-around space still available on deck.
This model also features Lifeproof Boats by IMS' signature folding bow door to offer easy boarding at the beach or dock, and owners can choose from customisations like a diesel heater or full canvas enclosure for year round use.
The high-speed hull incorporates a 22 degree dead rise aft, transitioning to a 48 degree deadrise at the bow. Custom designed interceptor strakes and performance fins will also help owners and crew feel in total control behind the helm, while added beaching plates mean that the increased thickness of the hull provides impressive strength and durability.
Engine options allow buyers to choose from a single 300-450 horse power outboard engine or twin 150 horse power engines to help the 27’ Hard Top achieve a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour.
The basic 27' Hard Top features a striking black and crimson colour scheme on the hull that carries through to the seating of the interiors. However, all models from Lifeproof Boats by IMS offer owners customisation options to make the boat totally unique - allowing for an opportunity to choose matching colours to the mothership and the rest of the fleet.
Like all products by the US brand, the 27’ Hard Top is equipped with a signature life boat collar system, foam filled voids to increase floatation and self-bailing decks that ensure water can be cleared in under two minutes - ensuring that this boat not only looks great on the water, but is ultra secure too.