The k-rib 9.5 is a sporty and elegant inflatable boat equipped with the futuristic kyms yacht management software, developed by vulkan marine through an exclusive partnership with kineton.
Vulkan marine's purpose is to create a range of boats characterized by a very high level of technology and excellent production sustainability.
Kineton, a company specializing in the development and validation of software solutions for the automotive, media, it, telco, and aerospace sectors, has decided to bring its cutting-edge solutions to the nautical world through this strategic collaboration.
The kyms - kineton yacht management system - is an ultra-technological digital platform designed to ensure maximum safety and improve the experience of owners, guests, and crew.
Vulkan marine is a new company dedicated to crafting boats that stand out for exceptional safety, remarkable efficiency, and intuitive user experience combined with superior comfort levels.
The partnership between vulkan marine and kineton aims to bring the engineering company's proven software development expertise to the marine industry. The synergy between the two has birthed an innovative solution for controlling basic functionality of the inflatable boat, offering infotainment and support applications for the owner, providing with cloud connectivity for integrated mobility services and intelligent vessel management. This combination ensures a secure, enjoyable, and comfortable navigation experience.
To create a new product in the yachting market, vulkan marine designed the k-rib 9.5, the flagship model of a lineup featuring high-tech boats, all equipped with the kineton yacht management system. The k-rib 9.5 is set to make its world premiere at the upcoming cannes yachting festival.
According to paolo d'orazio, vulkan marine's ceo, "we aim to offer a range of products that merge advanced technology with high safety standards, impressive performance, immediate user experiences, and exceptional comfort. K-rib 9.5 is a prime example, meeting all expectations with captivating design and cutting-edge solutions. The added value of the kineton yacht management system (kyms) equips k-rib 9.5 with user-friendly remote interaction capabilities."
Giovanni fiengo, ceo of kineton, explains, "the kineton yacht management system (kyms), embedded in the k-rib 9.5, is a digital platform designed to maximize safety and enhance the experiences of boat owners, guests, and crew. Through kyms advanced algorithms, users can visually monitor sensitive onboard areas, observe vessel operation, and remotely manage subsystems, all while respecting user privacy. Data collection and diagnostics enable boat manufacturers and operators to promptly address issues and significantly enhance customer support efficiency."
Kyms comprises an onboard embedded system, a cloud platform, and web/mobile applications. It acquires information through the nmea2000 network, covering aspects like engine data, gps, radar, and more. It assists operators in navigation and docking, manages onboard utilities, and offers advanced infotainment applications such as streaming content services and music streaming.
With a length of 9.5 meters and a maximum width of 3.20 meters, the k-rib 9.5 employs advanced technologies for significant laminate weight reduction - the deck is made using the infusion lamination process, while the hard top is made of carbon fibre. It achieves remarkable performance even with relatively modest engine power, contributing to sustainability.
Equipped with a pair of 225 hp outboard mercury engines, it can reach speeds exceeding 40 knots, with cruise consumption of between 20 and 30 knots below 2.5 liters per mile. It is a trailerable inflatable boat thanks to its maximum width when deflated of 2.5 metres.
Sporty yet elegant, the k-rib 9.5 boasts sleek lines, an eye-catching black hardtop, and a modern, bright cockpit. It provides a comfortable aft sundeck that extends from a versatile sofa, as well as additional seating and sunbathing areas at the bow.