Guardian 1 is a Zodiac Hurricane 733, powered by twin 150 horsepower Mercury Sea Pro engines. She cruises at 28 knots and is capable of 40 plus knots.
Guardian 1 is a rigid hull inflatable or RHIB measuring 27 feet in length that seats 11 passengers. The RHIB design and Zodiac’s patented deep V hull ensures a comfortable and safe ride.
The vessel is equipped with Raymarine radar, global positioning system, and chartplotter. The Automatic Identification System enables the vessel to be visible on other ship’s radar, including Coast Guard communications center and vessel traffic services. She is equipped with two VHF radio systems, search lights, towing equipment, stereo and all required safety equipment.
She is regularly maintained by Bridgeview Marine and is registered as a commercial vessel with Transport Canada. She hails from the US Navy in San Diego originally and was outfitted in BC for her current role.
The boat is a great platform as every seat is a front row seat. She can travel long distances quickly and comfortably allowing guests the benefit of greater time with the animals and other activities.
Spartan 01 has a heated cabin that seats six, washroom and seating for 12 on the deck. The jockey style seats are very comfortable and better suited for this type of vessel. It’s definitely a top of the line RHIB (ridged-hull inflatable boat), with great electronics, radios and radar. It also has a Forward Looking Infrared Radar(FLIR) and high power search lights. It’s powered by twin 300hp Mercury outboard engines and is set up for towing as well.