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Pacific 2019: Australia brews up smooth new Whiskey

8th October 2019 - 10:12 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Sydney

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A start-up New South Wales-based company, The Whiskey Project, used the Pacific International Maritime Exhibition in Sydney to launch what it calls its next-generation Whiskey Alpha tactical watercraft. It was unveiled on 8 October, formally launched at a ceremony officiated by Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price.

The 8.5m-long boat is designed to do the job of a traditional RHIB by providing ‘optimal performance and protection’. The company claimed ‘the Whiskey Project offers the safest, most versatile and fit-for-purpose tactical watercraft seen in decades’.

Two principal problems with RHIBs are that they are already overloaded to their limits, and ...

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