Ribcraft, the U.S.-based manufacturer of professional grade rigid inflatable boats for military agencies, law enforcement, safety professionals, and private industry, has announced the introduction of its newest model, the Ribcraft 5.7. Designed for 24/7 operation, the 5.7 is easily deployed for rescue responses, interdictions, security, and search-and-seizure operations. With an overall length under 19 feet, the compact size of the Ribcraft 5.7 allows for the vessel to meet space constraints while still meeting operational requirements. Extremely agile and responsive, the 5.7 is available with a variety of I/O diesel engine options, stern drives, or water jets. Like all Ribcraft models, the 5.7 features a deep V hull, full-length lifting strakes, heavy-duty multi-chambered Hypalon tubes with pressure relief valves, and high-profile rubstrake.