Press Release: January 08, 2010

Tullett Prebon London International Boat Show, 8th 17th January 2010
Stand SO53

Zodiac, the worlds longest established RIB and inflatable boat manufacturer, has purchased the production moulds and adopted the manufacture and global distribution of the Sea Hawk brand from French boat builders, the Poncin Yachts Group. Following the brand transfer, the new Zodiac produced Sea Hawk 700 will be shown for the first time at this years Tullet Prebon London International Boat Show.

The Sea Hawk range was first introduced to the global marine market in 2006 with the introduction of the Sea Hawk 880 by RIB specialist and Poncin Yacht Group subsidiary, Kelt. Since then, the range has grown and established itself as a high end range of sports cruising RIBS, capable of performing well in all sea conditions thanks to its exceptional hull design. By incorporating the Sea Hawk brand into its 2010 model line-up, the product development team at Zodiac recognised an opportunity to complement and enhance its existing range of high performance sports cruising RIBS, such as the popular Pro Open range.

Since taking on Sea Hawk, Zodiac has incorporated all the strengths from the brand into its new models, such as the exceptional hull design and comfortable layout, and has gone on to make the range its own.

Comprising two models, the 700 and 800, Zodiacs new Sea Hawk range offers an exceptional interior layout. The larger than average beam provides plenty of room to move around onboard as well as an abundance of, seating, storage and room for a spacious modular cockpit for comfortable navigation. Cruising range is vast thanks to the large fuel tanks (1300-litre capacity on the 700 & 1400 litres on the 800), and as a Category B design, the Sea Hawk has been built to perform well in the open seas.

Standard features are plentiful on both models and include a self-draining and non-slip deck, hydraulic steering and stainless steel wheel, a chemical WC, fixed Hypalon(TM) buoyancy tubes with Neoprene(TM) fabric and six handles, a bathing ladder and an automatic starting bilge pump. Optional features include a natural teak deck, a bimini top and a mobile half turn ski-mast.*

In taking on the Sea Hawk range, Zodiac has created a new and unique concept of sports cruising RIB, ideal for water sports pursuits or just relaxing with the family.

For further information and to be one of the first to see the new Sea Hawk 700 visit Zodiac on stand SO53 at this years Tullett Prebon London Internatinal Boat Show or visit www.zodiacmarine.co.uk

Date: January 2010

Notes for Editors:

Standard Specifications
Length Overall:6.98m
Max Power:250hp
Passenger Capacity
Cat C:15 persons
Cat B:6 persons
Max Speed:51 knots
Fuel Capacity:1300 litres

Length Overall:7.8m
Max Power:300hp
Passenger Capacity
Cat C:18 persons
Cat B:8 persons
Max Speed:53 knots
Fuel Capacity:1400 litres

*A full list of standard and optional features can be downloaded from www.zodiacmarine.co.uk/brochures

The Zodiac range of RIBS and inflatable boats are manufactured and distributed globally by Zodiac Marine & Pool, part of the Zodiac International Group.

For further media information, please contact:
Alan Morgan
Zodiac Marine & Pool
Tel: +44 (0)1554 882000
E: Alan.Morgan@zmp-zodiac.com
Karen Bartlett/David Row
Saltwater Public Relations
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
E: Karen.bartlett@saltwatercoms.com
E: David.Row@saltwatercoms.com

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Karen BartlettKaren Bartlett

Tel: 01202 66924401202 669244

Email: karen.bartlett@saltwatercoms.comkaren.bartlett@saltwatercoms.com

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