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|Location||Freeport, New York, United States|
|Dry Weight||1617 lb|
|Propeller Type||3 Blade|
|Fuel Tanks||53 gal|
Extraordinary Tender or Beach Boat
The Eagle 650 – successor of the bestseller E645 – is the RIB for the whole family. The spacious boat with a length of 6.50 m and a width of 2.50 m invites you for trips and day trips on large inland lakes or on the sea coast. There is enough room for 8 passengers on the padded double, front and rear seats and the sun area at the bow – up to 13 passengers can be carried safely on board. All seats have a spacious storage space for clothes, bathing and food. The folding table is the center of a common meal on board.
She is being sold by her second owner who used her lightly for short runs to local beaches around Point Lookout. Evinrude 175, model E175DSLAAB, hours unknown. Serviced by Al Grover's. Garmin 740, vhf, stereo, spotlight, Seadek floor. Standards plus options: compass, full canvas cover, bimini top, folding swim ladder, ski mast.
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Length (cm) 650 Maximum total load 1170 Width (cm) 250 Minimum power 115 Height (cm) 223 Recomended power 150 Tube diameter (cm) 55 Maximum power 225 No. of Chambers 5 Design category B/C No. of Persons 8/12 Fuel tank capacity 200 Weight of empty boat 730 Fresh water tank capacity 45 Fully equipped weight 1205 Engine shaft length 20”
Features, from current model
Deep V hull Built-in davit lifting points Polyester arch Antiskid deck surface Rubbing strake Navigation lights Hard tube end with 2 antiskid steps on each Safety handles & carrying handles Automatic bilge pump Front and rear storage lockers Two paddles & foot pump Battery container Hull ventilation system Tube repair kit Battery isolation switch Twin self-bailing unit Accessories bag Waterski towing eye Built in fuel tank with external deck filler Owner’s manual Foldable table Front step plate Steering console Fuel gauge Front towing bow ring Combined pilot seat/bolster Front locker removable cushion Rear cleats (bollards) Steering system (mechanical) Rear cushion with soft back Front cleats (bollards) Steering wheel Hypalon ORCA Fabric
The Eagle 650 – successor of the bestseller E645 – is the RIB for the whole family. The spacious boat with a length of 6.50 m and a width of 2.50 m invites you for trips and day trips on large inland lakes or on the sea coast. There is enough room for 8 passengers on the padded double, front and rear seats and the sun area at the bow – up to 13 passengers can be carried safely on board. All seats have a spacious storage space for clothes, bathing and food. The folding table is the center of a common meal on board. The Eagle 650 comes equipped with a lifting points, bow plate, and the Eagle’s signature rear tube-end steps along with many other standard features. The centre console enables easy trimming of the Eagle 650 and provides protection thanks to the high windscreen.
Powerboat & RIB Review magazine, November 18, 2016 Michaela Montgomery-Swan
The largest RIB manufacturer in Europe, Brig, has reinvented the traditional workhorse into an inflatable fun machine with its latest offering, the Eagle 650H.Inflatables like the Brig Eagle 650H are growinng in popularity.
We tend to think of the rigid inflatable boat (RIB) as a hard worker. Most we see are in service with maritime authorities like the Navy and Surf Life Saving Australia, or the Marine Rescue NSW in my hometown of Merimbula. But Australian Brig importer Neil Webster claims we are on the wrong track. He believes most of his customers are getting into RIBs because they are the most enjoyable boat on the market.
If you take a look around the marinas in the eastern suburbs of Sydney you might see something of a revolution taking place. Boaties in the Harbour City have lately eschewed monster cruisers, which see little use, for these smaller and more easily handled vessels, and they are clocking up serious hours on the water.
Want to go for a run to the fish markets? It's just a matter of jumping aboard the RIB, without the hassles of undocking, finding a pen, docking again and washing the boat down.
And because there's an inflated air-tube around its perimeter, this craft reacts more like a dodgem car - if you bump into someone's boat or wharf, it bounces off with no damage and no recriminations.
COLD WAR KID
Brig owes its existence to the end of the Cold War. When the Berlin Wall began to fall in 1989, the aeronautical industry in the isolated city of Kharkov, Ukraine, found it had no market for the Hypalon components it had been building. The engineers instead turned their talents and the production line into a more peaceful endeavour.
The fact the factory was a long way from any decent waterway didn't deter them from entering boat manufacturing, and the company has now survived two world economic meltdowns to outlast many older RIB builders.
In the Brig line-up, the Eagle-badged models are at the top end of a range that includes diminutive 2.75m tenders and passenger-commuter boats up to 7.8m. Contrasted against the white and light-grey models in the marina, the matte-black tubes of our 6.5m test boat really stood out and gave the boat a purposeful, almost military presence that camouflages a luxury interior.
Despite their deployment in rescue and government service, which sees them operating in extreme conditions, RIBs are not immediately considered for recreational boating and, in many ways, this is surprising.
It's hard to think of any other craft that could take the same kind of battering. They're tough, safe and just the shot for a family boat.
NO GOING DOWN
For many, the fear is that a "rubber" boat will not last the distance. While some RIB manufacturers use PVC for the tubes, Brig employs Hypalon, which is tougher and has much greater UV resistance.
As Neil Webster point outs, many surf rescue boats have seen service for more than 20 years and a well-maintained Brig kept under cover should be expected to last 30 years before the tubes need replacing. Even then, a complete replacement is $10,000 - a relatively minor expense after such time.
Added to this is the resilient nature of the tubes, which can absorb the sort of minor impacts that would see many aluminium and fibreglass boats heading to the repair shop.
Although the tubes dominate the boat's look, the fibreglass hull section is the main component of the build. The hull has box stringer sections and a Vinylester exterior, plus a composite deck to keep weight down for winching aboard a motoryacht as a tender. The tubes are bonded to the hull and constructed from five separate compartments in such a way that if one is damaged the others expand to fill the void. And if all compartments were to deflate, the boat can still float on the fibreglass hull.
This 650H is a new model and a complete rework of the popular 645 that was the best-selling Brig across the 40 countries in which they are available. Its layout is simple: a side console dominates the single-level deck, while a rear targa arch and a gradual rise to the bow add design dimensions to the low-slung hull, creating a sporty, well-proportioned image.
At the bow, a fibreglass casing houses pop-up cleats and an anchor roller and bollard, with a step to a sunpad and two storage hatches underneath. A twin seat is fitted to the front of the console and there is another lounge at the transom. Adding in the two helm seats brings the total to eight, so while the boat is rated for a maximum of 13 passengers, some will have to find seating on the tubes. Storage compartments at the bow, in the console and under seats make space for all the picnic and water toys any family could hope to use on a day out.
Settling into the helm with the bolster seat down and tucked in behind the acrylic glass screen, I noted a marked "racy" feel to the boat. The driver sits on the twin seat to the right, where a sporty steering wheel and side-mounted throttle control are well-placed for action.
Dash layout is excellent. A Garmin GPS551 colour chartplotter is set to the left and a covered glovebox holds small personal items, while a Fusion sound system has the mandatory MP3 connection.
During our test, we pulled away from the wharf surrounded by multi-million-dollar cruisers in the absolute confidence that we weren't about to wreak costly damage to the fleet. At low speed, the Brig Eagle 650H is easily manoeuvrable and vision is unrestricted.
Once clear of the marina, the throttle was buried and the boat surged forward with a slight rise of the bow, the Honda BF225 hauling us out of the hole and lifting the hull up to its running stance. This thing boogies.
Top speed is 44kts (81.4kmh) and being close to the water makes you feel the thrill of every knot, with the wind whipping around for a caffeine-free morning wakeup. Of course, it's not necessary to hoon around at flat chat - back off for a more sedate cruise at around 3500rpm and there is still 27kts (50kmh) showing on the GPS.
This impressive performance comes courtesy of the quiet achiever strapped to the transom, the 225hp Honda four-stroke. The engine ran silently at trolling speed before emitting a healthy growl from the air intake as it accelerated and settled into its stride. The Eagle 650H could cope with a power rating down to 150hp, but the RIB is so well matched to the Honda it would be a shame to lose its acceleration and drive through corners.
The Brig sits flat at all speeds, the sponsons lifting clear all the way back to the transom. As the hull dips low over waves the tubes contact the water, cushioning the ride. The RIB leans into turns until it is restrained by the inside tube pushing up to maintain a level attitude. The deep-vee of the hull bites in at the same time, tracking the boat around in the direction in which it's pointed.
Even into sharp turns at 30kts (55.5kmh), the Eagle 650H goes wherever she's aimed, and passengers need to be aware of the driver's intent because the side force is enough to eject the unwary.
OUT TO SEA
With our speed runs over, Neil prised the wheel from my grip and we headed to a secluded beach, where the boat easily took advantage of its shallow draft and gently nudged up to the sand. Disembarking over the bow was easy - we didn't even get our feet wet.
Our test took place on one of those warm spring days, making it easy to imagine anchoring close to shore in a sheltered bay over summer for a swim and a picnic. There is a skipole to tow water toys and the swimladder and freshwater shower add another dimension to the boat's versatility.
A run out through the heads and down to Bondi showed the Brig Eagle 650H is capable of offshore cruising and fishing. It can slug it out in the chop and swell with the best of fibreglass boats, showing an effortless 30kts (55.5kmh) across 1m wind waves. Over some bigger swell at speed the RIB could be lifted clear of the water, landing softly and safely each time. And it's dry throughout, not a drop of water finding its way in.
After banging on about the relative seaworthiness of fibreglass and alloy boats, it looks like it's time to throw the RIB into the mix. The Brig Eagle 650H is as soft riding as any boat of similar length and its forgiving nature makes it a sensible family cruiser. It might lack the weather protection of a cabin, but its length will accommodate a fun day out.
In Europe, the acceptance of RIBs as runabouts and for fishing is much greater than in Australia, so perception may be holding the Aussie public back. But a ride in an Eagle might just change all that.
ON THE PLANE...
· Great handling and soft ride
· Huge fun factor
· Very good water access for swimming and diving
· Easy to dock
DRAGGING THE CHAIN...
· You're exposed to the elements
· Hard to inflate if you loose the pump. Couldn't get my lips around the valve and I ran out of puff after 10 minutes - you are an idiot, John - Ed
Specifications: Brig Eagle 650H
Price as tested: $79,900 ($85,400 on trailer)
Options fitted: Engine upgrade
Priced from: $74,900 (with 150hp Honda)
Material: Fibreglass and Hypalon
Type: Rigid inflatable monohull
Weight: 685kg (1094kg on trailer)
Min. HP: 150-225
Rec. Max. HP: 225
BRIG Eagle 650 2019 Boat For Sale
Length 21ft Cabins N/A Heads N/ABRIG Eagle 650 Review
Divine inspiration - Eagle 650H Brig Boats
Brig Boats shipyard comprises zealous and devoted ex-military aeronautical engineers working shoulder to shoulder in designing cutting edge technology for their high-standard boats. The finest substances are gathered around the world and incorporated into their boats in pursuance of creating vessels that meet or even exceed ISO and EEC standards. Furthermore, they have been implementing hydrodynamic theory to classical ideas culminating in prominent progression and development of their crafts. This inflatable entertainment machinery has been overwhelming bystanders all over Europe. It was particularly constructed as a luxury sport vessel. The Eagle 650H review is so much more than a mere description. It’s a divine inspiration for sport boat lovers.
The overall length of the Eagle 650H is 21 feet and 2 inches, while the beam is 8 feet and 2 inches granting a maximum number of up to 13 passengers. The Eagle 650H is an exquisite modification of the praised 645 model that was a chart-topping Brig across Europe. The performance of the boat is marked with 225 horsepower Suzuki DF 200 (3.6-liter V-6 block). "BRIG owners are very discerning boaters. Almost all of them have owned a number of boats, from trailer boats to luxury cruisers before they've come around to buying a BRIG and they're looking for quality, performance and versatility, which is exactly what the BRIG/Honda combination delivers." This engine gives the passengers ferocious fun since the skipper can push the craft onto the plane in just 1.5 seconds. The maximum speed of nearly 44 knots is gained in unbelievable 8 or 9 seconds. Due to the Eagle 650H design, the acceleration is achieved smoothly, whereas the dryness element is superb during the ride by virtue of the hull running high. The cruising speed is around 27 knots. Unquestionably, the engine provides without a doubt fun and confrontational driving experience which will make your day alive and vivid.
The Eagle 650H layout is elegant and sporty with a single-level deck and a side console. Aft targa arch and a steady rise to the bow emphasize unusual, still alluring design dimensions of the vessel. Furthermore, the Eagle 650H layout comprises aft bench seating three people situated amid the stanchions of a radar arch, a helm console and a V-shaped bow area. One can perceive that small elegant changes have been made with regards to its antecedent. Nevertheless, these changes made a powerful stamp to the new model. Regarding the space and functionality, the boat holds on to the excellence of the previous design. The boat’s space is vast and immense there's no doubt about it. The boat can accommodate 8 people and the storage capacity is more than impressive. Underneath the rear bench is a huge storage area placed. Due to its size, it’s perfect for sport equipment, for instance. Two lockers are conveniently positioned at the bow. Additionally, there is some extra space inside the helm console and under the seats.
Pop-up cleats are positioned at the bow, together with an anchor roller and bollard plus one step to a convenient sunpad. On the opposite side of the boat, the stern, hard steps remain unchanged. Nevertheless, a huge platform on either sides of the engine marks this area of the boat. The cockpit and the helm seat is a story itself. The arrangement of the helm seat allows passengers on the aft bench much more space than in the previous model. The seating itself has been improved adding more variety and comfort. The helm is magnificent with more space to enable installation of the most recent large-screen GPS units. The Dash layout is intriguing with this Garmin GPS551 color chart plotter which is positioned to the port side. The chart plotter is simply an invaluable tool to assist with navigation. The dash also comprises an electric fuel gauge. A glove compartment can take small items and what’s a boat ride without good music to accompany it. A Fusion Sound System is installed and comes with necessary MP3 connection. The skipper is protected by an acrylic glass screen while utilizing a sporty steering wheel and a handy throttle control. The helm station is also equipped with a twin seat and well-designed bolsters granting secure standing position, but that’s not all. The comfort is boosted with handy grabbing points and a foot brace for speedy rides.
Brig Boats shipyard truly brainstormed all essential and valuable details to compliment comfort and luxury. LED navigational lights and centrally located fuel tank for a perfect weight distribution affirms their brainstorming ideas. Some noteworthy standard features are hull ventilation system, twin self-bailing unit, repair kit, battery container, battery isolation switch and rear cleats. Beside these standard features, there are some optional features that the customer may get. These features include a marine compass, ski mast, BRIG bimini, fresh water shower, overall cover and console cover, auxiliary motor bracket and a stainless steel ladder with platform. The Eagle 650H price is more than acceptable when taking into account all features and assets she possesses.
The Eagle 650H is the best selling family cruiser. The boat presents more developed and progressed its earlier model with distinguished quality construction, performance and endurance. This beauty encompasses UV resistant Hypalon tubes and has become widely accepted as a dominant luxury inflatable boat. Her hull grants that incredible open water performance and a sleek and gentle ride. She is furnished with versatile valuable assets that breathe with functionality and comfort. She can take you safely to different places for a family picnic or a fishing trip with your friends. She tells the exciting story of class, elegance and comfort. Write your own marvelous chapters with the Eagle 650H and contact us for any information you may need. Don’t miss out the opportunity and be a protagonist of a story, rather than a mere bystander. The time is right. Call us now!
Brig’s new Eagle 650 set to soar even higher
Brig’s new Eagle 650 set to soar even higher
The current model Brig Eagle 645 has been a huge success worldwide especially with quality-conscious Mediterranean boaters. So the designers at Brig have decided to make it even better and have created the new Brig Eagle 650.
Never ones to stick to the adage “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it”, the Brig designers have incorporated a number of significant improvements and innovations. Every moulding above the waterline is all new resulting in a cutting-edge new model with sharper lines and greater visual impact.
They’ve added more surface area to the dash to accommodate navigation instruments including the very latest big screen GPS units.
For easy entry and exit there are now larger steps either side of the engine which will allow a wider boarding ladder to be fitted. Once aboard, the seating has been updated for better comfort and support, and legroom increased for backseat passengers. The Brig designers have also been more generous in their use of stainless steel ensuring more functionality and durability.
In fact, as you look closely at the new Brig Eagle 650, you’ll find a wealth of improvements which will keep this spacious runabout at the forefront of Rigid Inflatable Boat design throughout 2012 and beyond.
You can see this exciting new model up close at the Sydney International Boat Show from August 2nd – 6th at Darling Harbour. This worldwide launch of the new 650 is so significant that the Brig management team is jetting over from Europe especially for the occasion. So head straight for the back of Hall 5, stand 503, to get the low down on the high-flying new Eagle 650.
Hull weight 450kg
Sirocco Marine is the sole importer of the BRIG range of performance inflatables into Australia. BRIG is one of Europe’s largest manufacturers of inflatables and tenders and the entire BRIG range is built using the best materials by specialists of the highest professional skill.
** At this year’s Sydney International Boat Show Sirocco Marine will have the largest display of inflatable boats ever. BRIG – largest display ever with 27 models, the largest display of Williams Jet Tenders with the first ever Williams 445 Turbojet in Australia and the launch of the Sealegs 7.7 Cabin Boat into the Sydney market.**
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