Port Angeles, WA - Apr. 23, 2018  – Washington State boat builder Armstrong Marine’s most recent launch, the 11.3 x 4m RHIB J2, departed on Friday after initial launch on Wednesday. Maya’s Legacy Whale Watching contracted Armstrong Marine to build J2 as a sister ship to their first Armstrong Marine / NAIAD RHIB J1, built in 2016.

J2 boasts triple Yamaha 300hp outboards, seating for 16 passengers, head, walk-through cabin with fold-out bow boarding steps, custom vinyl graphics, and gullwing style opening windows. 

Captain Jeff Friedman says the vessels allow their company to distinguish themselves by offering small groups an exceptional tour experience, "J1 and the new sister ship, J2, are purpose-built vessels that feature theater style seating, a heated cabin for comfort in all conditions, and optimal viewing from the outdoor bow and stern viewing decks, as well as unparalleled indoor visibility through the large cabin windows." 

Armstrong Marine USA is a leading provider of welded aluminum passenger vessels, and the only licensed builder of NAIAD RHIBS in the US. High performance designs and quality workmanship define both brands. Learn more at www.armstrongmarine.com/naiad and www.naiad.co.nz.   

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New Armstrong Marine-NAIAD RHIB Departs for Friday Harbor

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