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All over the world, professionals provide security every day. In doing so, the police, fire department, rescue services, special task forces and border patrols spend a lot of their time on the water. Very often they risk their health, if not their lives, in carrying out their duties. That is why the quality of the equipment in this area is a factor that deserves the highest priority. High quality materials and precise production methods, which meet the highest standards of maritime professionals, are at the heart of ZeroDark.

OPHARDT Maritim, the company behind the ZeroDark brand, has been active in this demanding market segment for years. Continuous, detailed research and development provide the necessary state-of-the-art quality and performance of the equipment and products that are allowed to bear the ZeroDark name.

In the last two years OPHARDT Maritim has worked even more intensively than before with internationally recognized such as water police special forces and special units. ZeroDark is the result of the symbiosis of manufacturer know-how and the daily professional experience of the operational forces.

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ZeroDark Professionals - ZD 7.0 R

Every mission is different, which is why our boats are never off-the-shelf solutions. Instead, each one is perfectly adapted to the respective customer and mission. Customizing is particularly important to us. ZeroDark provides boat models that are individually adapted to your requirements. Any variations in terms of layout, accessories and modification of the boats can be implemented in close consultation with our customers.

Police and fire departments know that high quality translates into a significant increase in safety. That is why these emergency services increasingly rely on high-quality boats. Border and coastal protection will continue to require a high level of activity in the future, especially on waterways. This is where reliable and robust boats are needed, which are able to confidently meet the highest demands.

ZD 7.0 R

Uncomplicated, light and very manoeuvrable – these are the characteristics of the ZD 7.0 R model. This RIB combines safety, stability and maximum user-friendliness making it a real all-round talent. It is designed as an extremely versatile boat with high speed and perfect handling in all situations and sea conditions.

The console design is inspired by the automotive industry. The console's shape ensures optimal aerodynamics and ergonomics. The position of the steering wheel and gearshift have been adapted to the boat in collaboration with Ullman Dynamics. These are positioned on the body in such a way that they can be operated intuitively and comfortably. The ergonomic footrest with non-slip strips provides additional support. At the same time, there is enough legroom, and a good view is guaranteed while sitting comfortably.

OPHARDT Maritim has already sold and delivered this model a number of times to the waterway police of several federal states.

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ZD 8.7 R

The ZD 8.7 R is a further development of the ZD 7.0 R, which is ideally suited for professional use in rough waters with higher waves. It was designed and built in accordance with the guidelines for Germanischer Lloyd approval and CE seaworthiness category C. With the properly tested hull shape, the boat has good maneuverability, stable gliding properties, as well as good directional stability throughout the entire area of use, especially in rough seas and high speeds.

The ZD 8.7 R is an inflatable boat with a solid hull (RIB), made of seawater-resistant aluminum (5083). The boat is equipped with a fender, which is made of a highly abrasion-resistant and heavy-duty material (Orca dtex 1670).

The boat includes a double steering console with an acrylic windshield. Pilot and navigator can be seated on the two front seats and a passenger on the rear seat. The seats from Ullman Dynamics are equipped with a special, semi-active suspension and damper system and can be adjusted approx. 400 mm onto the installed deck track-system from Pfeiffer Marine.

At the rear there is a equipment carrier tilted backwards at a 10° angle (to the reference surface floor) on which all important and necessary functional devices and platforms are attached: a blue light, two antennas, a horn, a toplight and a intercom interface. The device mast can be folded backwards approximately in the middle by releasing two return springs and carefully tilting the carrier which is secured by a gas pressure spring and steel cable. All deck surfaces are equipped with a robust anti-slip labels. Reinforced handrails, deck hatches, and anchoring posts / cleats are also made of aluminum.

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ZD 8.7 R

The ZD 8.7 R is a further development of the ZD 7.0 R, which is ideally suited for professional use in rough waters with higher waves. It was designed and built in accordance with the guidelines for Germanischer Lloyd approval and CE seaworthiness category C. With the properly tested hull shape, the boat has good maneuverability, stable gliding properties, as well as good directional stability throughout the entire area of use, especially in rough seas and high speeds.

The ZD 8.7 R is an inflatable boat with a solid hull (RIB), made of seawater-resistant aluminum (5083). The boat is equipped with a fender, which is made of a highly abrasion-resistant and heavy-duty material (Orca dtex 1670).

The boat includes a double steering console with an acrylic windshield. Pilot and navigator can be seated on the two front seats and a passenger on the rear seat. The seats from Ullman Dynamics are equipped with a special, semi-active suspension and damper system and can be adjusted approx. 400 mm onto the installed deck track-system from Pfeiffer Marine.

At the rear there is a equipment carrier tilted backwards at a 10° angle (to the reference surface floor) on which all important and necessary functional devices and platforms are attached: a blue light, two antennas, a horn, a toplight and a intercom interface. The device mast can be folded backwards approximately in the middle by releasing two return springs and carefully tilting the carrier which is secured by a gas pressure spring and steel cable. All deck surfaces are equipped with a robust anti-slip labels. Reinforced handrails, deck hatches, and anchoring posts / cleats are also made of aluminum.

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ZD 9.7 D

The deep V-hull of the ZD 9.7 D ensures that this model is easy to handle even in rough waters with strong winds and large waves. The ZD 9.7 D is a boat with "double performance": that means that, depending on trim and speed, it has two distinctly different yet stable "personalities". The "variable step hull" with longitudinal steps and sprayrails combines high speed performance and stability with improved cornering and a particularly good overall behaviour in water.

The unusual feature of the variable step hull concept is that ascents and descents are combined lengthwise, while at the same time good ventilation and a balanced pressure ratio are ensured over the entire length. This design provides a perfect performance of the boats at speeds of over 60 knots.

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