Here’s a new Protector Targa 33 customized by previous owners who wanted a completely enclosed cabin, more deck space for entertaining and additional waterline for a smooth ride. The new cabin makes the Protector a truly all-weather boat for year-round boating.
Protectors are tough, sturdy and fast RIBs that are built to handle most sea conditions safely and comfortably. The basic design includes a large anchor locker, a luxury aft bench seat, shock-mitigating captains’ chairs, and a large aft deck for diving gear or water toys. The dash is built to hold large electronic displays and the steering wheel is ergonomically located to provide lots of room at the helm.
The RIBs have seven chambers; the hypalon sponsons have an Armour Guard nose cone and rub rails. Proprietary sponson cutouts provide seamless integration into the hull, which is hand-laid fiberglass with Protector’s own high-impact hull design. Deadrise aft is 18 degrees. Engine wells are enlarged to accommodate today’s large outboards.
Top speed with twin 350-hp outboards is about 58 mph, and cruising speed is 32 mph. Range at cruising speed is 290 miles.
Specs.: LOA: 33’6”; Beam: 9’6”; Draft: 2’1”; Disp.: 8,900 lbs.; Fuel: 150 gals.; Water: NA.; Power: 2×350-hp outboards.