Protector 8.5 Hard Top Cabin RIB

64,950 Tax Paid | Lymington, UK United Kingdom


  • Make Protector
  • Model 8.5 Hard Top Cabin RIB
  • Year 2004
  • LOA 30ft/9m
  • Class RIB
  • Hull Glass Reinforced Plastic
  • Engine Twin Outboard
  • Layout Sports
  • Berths 2
  • Cabins 1
  • Ancasta Ref 41874
  • Name Ranger


This 2004 built, 2006 launched Protector RIB from Auckland's Rayglass yard is designed as a powerful high-speed, go-anywhere RIB built to commercial standards.
With huge upgrades in recent years, this boat is well worth a viewing. She comes with a rollercoaster trailer and is ready to be launched.


PROTECTOR 8.5 Hard Top Cabin RIB
Built in 2004, launched in 2006 by Protector Boats in Auckland, New Zealand
High Performance Cabin Hardtop RIB

Commercial grade GRP hull, deck and superstructure
Red Hypalon tubes with 7 chambers
Grab ropes fitted outside tubes
Four-point lifting eyebolts
Stainless steel engine protection bars
Bolster seats at helm

Flexiteak 2G grey synthetic teak decking installed throughout, new in 2018 (main deck, cockpit, foredeck and cabin sole)

Length Overall 8.75m
Beam 2.88m
Draft 1.1m
RCD Certified - Design cat B
All figures are approximate


Fully enclosed cockpit canopy with zipped rear panels (new 2019)
Toughened curved glass windscreen
Two stand-up bolstered seats for helm and navigator
Two additional cockpit quarter seats
Two 6'6" single berths in cabin
Cabin privacy curtain
Cabin light
Jabsco electric flush toilet under port berth (new 2018)
Ample storage lockers situated under berths and in cockpit
Grey leatherette upholstery throughout


Twin Yamaha F150 150hp 4-stroke outboards
New Gearboxes in 2012
Serviced last 5/2023
Engine hours 1402
Full service history back to 2015
Yamaha protective engine covers new 2018
Full Yamaha engine instumentation (tach x2, speed, fuel management)
Cruising speed 25knots
Max speed 35knots
Stainless steel fuel tank (500litres capacity)

(all figures are approximates)


Raymarine Axiom Pro 12 RVX MFD with Realvision 3D sonar at helm (New 11/2018)
Raymarine Axiom Pro s MFD at navigator position (New 11/2018)
Raymarine RV-100 Realvision 3D Transom mounted transducer (New 11/2018)
Raymarine Quantum 2 Q24D CHIRP Doppler 18" Radar (New 11/2018)
Raymarine Evolution EV1 - Heading sensor for soppler / MARPA (New 11/2018)
Icom IC-M423G DSC/VHF marine Transciever with integrated GPS (new 11/2018)
Plastimo steering compass
Navigation and steamong/ anchor lights

Anchor, chain and warp
Electric anchor winch on SS samson post at bow (foot switch operated)
Mooring lines
Stainless steel flag staff
Cigar lighter 12v charging points X2
Electric bilge pump
Aft samson post for towing
Aft deck floodlight
Burgee flagstaff on radar arch
Two wooden paddles (new 2018)
2X Large YETI coolers with cushions and backrest for aft deck seating

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