Brig will start official testing of its new flagship model the Eagle 10, its biggest and most versatile model, next week ahead of an expected launch date in April.
Sirocco Marine, which is the Australian distributor for Brig, spokesman Neil Webster yesterday described the upcoming launch as the most exciting in the history of Brig.
He also said interest in the big 10m RIB had been unprecedented in Australia with Sirrocco already holding six orders. There are also others waiting to see the new model in the flesh before making a commitment.
The Eagle 10 was conceived as the ultimate RIB cruiser. It boasts a deep-V-hull that ensures a dry, smooth ride and comes with more features than we have previously seen on a Brig.
It is also the first Brig that can be classified as a weekender. While it is not the first model to have sleeping accommodation, that honour goes to the Eagle 780 Sleepover that is popular in Europe, the cabin, and more importantly the bed, are much bigger in the new Eagle 10. It also has a separate, private toilet in the cabin.
In addition, it features comfortable seats, a convertible table and sun deck, a sink unit that can accommodate a fridge/stove, a convenient stern swim platform with folding ladder and outdoor shower kit.
Mr Webster said the Eagle 10 would be ideal for family fun, as an island hopper, luxury boat tender, chase boat, aquatic sport platform or coastal cruising.
And with twin 300hp outboards on the back there will be plenty of oomph for all of the above.
“The Eagle 10 will be a true 50 knot boat,” he said. “And even more thrilling than its speed and stability – the array of unique features will make it a fantastic day boat and weekender.”
“People are queuing to see it. We already have six or so orders ahead of its launch next week and Australian delivery in April.”
He said the interest in the Brig Eagle 10 reflected the broader trend of a growing market for RIBS.
“There is certainly demand for larger inflatables now that market and our loyal customers are accustomed to the idea of a RIB as a main boat,” he said.
While pricing for the Brig Eagle 10 has not yet been finalised you can expect the starting price to be somewhere in the vicinity of $250,000. Tick all the option boxes and it will be much closer to $300,000.
BoatAdvice will certainly be joining the queue to take the new flagship model for a spin when it arrives here and share our thoughts with you.