Rapid Response Technology - Greenbough Advanced Rescue Craft

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  • Advantages
  • Standard Features
  • Optional Features
  • Specifications
  • History
Advantages Simulated Rescue
  • Better protection from waves
  • Extremely stable in the surf
  • No exposed prop
  • Can operate in less than one foot of water
  • Easy to board
Garc Simulated Rescue
Standard Features
Garc Standard Features
  • Greenough 3.6 meter hull
  • 143 HP 4-stroke engine, waterjet driven
  • Dual 12VDC Gel Cell batteries
  • Tail flap
  • 3 hard points built flush into the stern deck
  • Rescue Handrail kit
  • 12 VDC alternator and starter
  • 12 VDC 1500 GPH bilge pump w/visible outlet
  • Water proof dash switches and breakers
  • All electrical features circuit breaker protected
  • Soft non-skid deck surfaces
  • Thrust reversing
Optional Features
Garc Optional Features
  • Marine radio
  • Oxygen tank and rack
  • Back board
  • Removable spotlight
  • Polyurethane collar
  • Fuel bladders
  • 24VDC battery bank
  • Flood/post hurricane kit: impellor debris protector/stomp grate
  • Emergency engine start off auxiliary battery bank
  • 24 VDC system for electronics
  • 120 VAC/12VDC onboard battery charging system for 12/24 VDC battery banks
  • Dash outlet (isolated from cranking battery)
  • 12VDC dash outlet (isolated from cranking battery)
  • Mil spec bilge pump float switch
  • Dash mounted compass
  • LED running lights
  • Aircraft rated lifting eyes
  • Tactronics integrated navigation GPS system
  • Engine cooling water outlet plumbed for emergency warm water (hypothermia victims)
Garc Specifications

More Garc Specifications
  • Greenough 3.6 meter
  • LOA: 3.6 meters (11'10")
  • Beam: 1.7 meters (5'7")
  • Draft: 25.4 centimeters – 30.5 centimeters (0-12")
  • Displacement: 950 lbs.
  • Transom Deadrise: 18 degrees
  • Power Package Gasoline:
    • 143 hp Weber Engine. water jet driven
    • Thrust Reversing
  • Fuel Capacity: 30 gallons
  • Electrical System: Dual 12VDC Gel Cell batteries
  • 12 VDC alternator and starter
  • 12 VDC 1500 GPH bilge pump wi visible outlet
  • Water proof dash switches and breakers
  • 3 hard points built flush into the stem deck
  • Rescue Handrail kit
  • Aircraft rated lifting eyes
  • Dash mounted compass
  • LED running lights


  • Kevlar Blanket
  • C3 System
  • Spare Parts & Maintenance Kits: (one per location)
  • Repair Kit Jet Pump
  • Repair Kit Zinc Anode
  • Service Case
  • Mounting Tool Impeller
  • Gasket
  • Impeller HO
  • Starter Relay
  • Replacement lubrication cartridge
  • 2-wire paddle wheel
Garc History

World renowned surfboard designer and former commercial fisherman George Greenough has been designing and building surf rescue boats for nearly thirty years. In 1978 he built a 12' skiff for single handed offshore fishing. Surf handling was especially important to Greenough because he fished at night, returning through the surf after dark.

Greenough's multi-plane hull so impressed Australian lifeguards that they took a mold and constructed boats for Australian surf rescue services. Built in 1982, the Tweed Rescue's 12' Greenough boat, four engines later, is still in service.

The impetus to update Greenough's 12' rescue boat came from Peter Maguire, who wanted a rescue platform that was more stable and protected than a PWC. Maguire and Greenough decided to build a jet powered version of his legendary 12' boat in August 2005, and GARC prototype 1 went to sea in March 2006. The boat exceeded expectations in early sea trials and Rapid Response Technology was formed.

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