Kevin Welsh
Edwards Yacht Sales
1330 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 321.693.1642

2009 Protector Targa 28
Boat Type: Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) Address: Merritt Island, FL, US Price: $145,000



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North American Factory Demonstrator recently upgraded to 30′ TARGA standards with the higher power, best equipment and the most comprehensive marine electronics package of any Protector on the market.  This USCG Documented open ocean vessel was highlighted in Powerboat and RIB Magazine feature article in 2015 covering a 1500 mile Caribbean islands voyage. This Protector has unrivaled performance with a top speed of over 65 mph on "Any Water, Anywhere." It has enhanced ergonomics and bigger power, yet is still easily trailerable with the included trailer, without a permit, by an large SUV or half-ton pickup.

The Protector TARGA Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats is the perfect all weather vessel with the range and speed to cover all potential operations from recreation to a fast response or tow vessel. The Protector was designed to accommodate multiple large Multi-function navigational displays for better ergonomics while also considering creature comforts such as a custom stowable teak picnic table.

The helm has dual shock mitigating captain's chairs, which permit cruising at high speeds in rough conditions while maintaining excellent visibility, control, and comfort.  Passengers aren't neglected with a new custom SKYDEX shock mitigating rear seating.

The dual Verado 250 outboards have been upgraded to 340 hp by Simon Motorsports and equipped with new Mercury's state-of-the-art EcoEnertia props  permitting an economy cruise of 40 mph nearing 2 mpg.

Hypalon tubes look great as boat was stored indoors at the Protector facility until 2014.
Boat presently kept on covered boat lift with sunbrella chaps over tubes.

Only 10 hours on major overhaul of both lower units and hydraulics (trim rams).
Full Annual Service just completed in December 2017.


Basic Information

Manufacturer: Protector Vessel Name: Nauti Girl
Model: Targa 28 Boat Type: Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB)
Year: 2009 Hull Material: Fiberglass
Category: Power Hull Type:
Condition: Used Hull Color:
Location: Merritt Island, FL, US Designer:
Available for sale in U.S. waters: Yes Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 28 ft - 8.53 meter Draft - max: 2 ft 1 in - 0.63 meter
LOA: 29 ft 6 in - 8.99 meter Bridge Clearance: -
Beam: 9 ft 6 in - 2.9 meter Dry Weight: 5770 ft - 1758.7 meter


Make: Mercury Engine Type: Outboard
Model: 4-Stroke Verado Drive Type:
Engine(s): 2 Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Hours: - Horsepower: 340 (Individual), 680 (combined)
Cruise Speed: - Max Speed: -
Range: - Joystick Control: No

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank: 125 gallons - 1 tank(s) Holding Tank: -
Fresh Water Tank: -    


Total Cabins: - Crew Cabins: -
Total Berths: - Crew Berths: -
Total Sleeps: - Crew Sleeps: -
Total Heads: - Crew Heads: -
Captains Cabin: No    



LOA: 30'
LWL: 25'
Beam Inflated: 9'6"
Beam Deflated: 8'3"
Draft: 25"
Dry Weight: 5770 lbs
Deadrise (aft/fwd): 23/60.                                                                                  
Max. Capacity: 12


Engines (2):Total Power - 680 HP    
Engine 1:      
Engine Brand: Mercury                                                                                        
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: 4-Stroke
Engine Power: 340 HP
Engine Type: Simon Motorsports upgraded Verado 250
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 497                                                                                       
Propeller: New Mercury EcoEnertia 3-blade propeller

Engine 2:

Engine 2:
Engine Brand: Mercury                                                                                         
Year Built: 2009
Engine Model: 4-Stroke
Engine Power: 340 HP
Engine Type: Simon Motorsports upgraded Verado 250
Engine/Fuel Type: Gas/Petrol
Engine Hours: 1011                                                                                        
Propeller: New Mercury EcoEnertia 3-blade propeller

Top Speed: 65 MPH
Cruise Speed: 40 MPH
Range at Cruise: 300 miles

Targa Fuel Tank

Pressure tested 130 gallon fuel tank
Port and stbd fueling stations
Longitudinal and transverse baffles in fuel tank
Dual fuel tank pickups
Dual Racor water separators with see-through bowl (1 per motor)
Removable WEMA fuel sender for fuel tank inspection

Marine Electronics

Furuno NEMA 2000 Network w/Furuno HUB-1 Ethernet

Furuno MFD12 (2) 12.1" Color LCD Multi Function Displays - Capt/Nav stations

Furuno NavNet 3D Chart & Management System

Furuno GP-320B GPS/WAAS Receiver with BBWGPA NavNet GPS antenna

Furuno RD-30 Black Box GPS/WAAS Multi-Function Navigational Data Display

Furuno DRS4D Solid State Doppler Radar with 24" Radome Radar Sensor

Furuno BBWX3 SiriusXM Marine Satellite Weather Receiver

Furuno DFF1 Digital Black Box Network Echo-sounder

Furuno FA-50 Class B AIS TX/RX Commercial Ship Transponder

Garmin GHP 20 Powerboat Autopilot System

Garmin GHC 20 Autopilot Control Unit

Garmin/Mercury integrated Smartpump hydraulic steering w/Shadow Drive

Garmin GPSmap 640 Color GPS Moving Map

ICOM IC-M400BB Black Box Modular VHF Marine Transceiver

ICOM HM-195 COMMANDMICIV remote handset at helm station

Standard Horizon 240SW 40W Loud Hailer horn

ICOM IC-M422 Modular VHF Marine Transceiver

ICOM HM-157W COMMANDMICII remote handset at navigator station

IRIS Dual Payload Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR) Thermal/Night Vision /Color Daylight Cameras with full axis pan/tilt/zoom

Mercury Smartcraft Digital Engine network and instrument package

Global Ocean Security Technologies Nav-Tracker 2.0 Inmarsat based global tracking and security system capable of locating the vessel anywhere on the planet

Rogue Wave WiFi network with Asus RT-N56U Dual-band Wireless-N GB Router

Wilkson 4G Powered Cellular Signal Booster Antenna

Wheelan Red/Blue/Yellow Emergency strobe lights w/BR-959J 7-function switch

Sony CDX-H910UI Marine SiriusXM Radio w/CD

JL Audio Powered Subwoofer and M770-CCX Maine coaxial speaker system

Targa Pilothouse

Proprietary Protector wrap-around windshield w/ weather-tight side slide windows
SeaSuspension shock mitigation pedestal seats for Helmsperson/Navigator
Dual wide dash displays for Helmsperson and Navigator
Hella Marine Overhead red/white LED dome lights and blue accent lights.        
Two watertight quarter seat console hatches for major electronics                        
Two watertight quarter seat console hatches for major electronics                         
Port and Starboard aft quarter seats w/custom SS handrails and cupholders
Two 12" SS cabin edge handrails
Two 9" SS overhead cabin handrails
Two walk around house roof mounted rails 40"
U Shaped 6 point SS cabin top grab rail
Blue Sea Systems 12-unit fuse panel with clear view cover
Blue Sea Systems remote battery switches at helm
Bi-color (red/white) single high-flux LED Chart and reading light

Targa Cabin

Two 6'4" padded bunks with 3/4 shelf along port and stbd bulkheads           
Electric head w/15-Gallon Holding tank                                                                
10-gallon fresh water tanks with pump and freshwater shower                           
New Found Metal SS hatches (2) w/screens for cabin ventilation                
Plastimo Low-profile Cowl/Dorade roof vent for cabin ventilation
Electric head w/15-Gallon Holding tank                                                       
Lockable cabin washboards

Targa Accessories

NEW Group 24 AGM Bowthruster battery
NEW Group 24 AGM engine batteries w/BEP dual voltage sensitive relay modules
NEW Group 36 AGM house battery with BEP Emergency battery parallel switch                                                                       12-volt power receptacles
Anti-corrosion sealant and marine grade shrink tube on all electrical connectors
Hella LED Pro Navigation & Attwood LED Waketower All-around anchor light
Two-speed Imtra wipers with freshwater wash
House battery voltmeter
ACR RCL-1000 Remote control Searchlight System
Lenco commercial trim tabs - auto retract

Targa Hull & Deck

PROTECTOR Dark Blue Hypalon sponsons with Armour Guard chafe resistant rub rails and nose cone, 7 Individually Sealed Air ChambersRescue line (black) along entire length of each sponson4 Grab handles on aft end of rear sponsonsPort and starboard grab handles on bow sponsonBravo BP12 electric inflator, Bravo manual inflator, and pressure gauge

Targa Hull & Deck

Protector's exclusive High-Impact 3/4" solid hand-laid fiberglass hull Proprietary
NEW Sidepower SE40 Bowthruster
Solid 4 stringer system
Port and stbd SS self-bailing scupper caps
Port and stbd 2.5" SS self-bailing water drains fwd deck
6 performance strakes/chines along hull
316 SS towing eye
Self-draining anchor locker
1000 GPH manual bilge pump & 1100 GPH auto-bilge pump
NuTeak non-skid decks
Port and stbd watertight aft lockers for mounting remote engine systems
Non-skid gunnel walking rails atop sponsons                                                     
Pettit Vivid hybrid high performance multi-season dual biocide antifouling paint


NEW Duel SeaSuspension Shock Mitigating Captain Chairs

NEW SKYDEX Shock Mitigating Bench Seating w/custom logo

NEW Forward Jump Seats

NEW Forward bow seat

SS 4" SS Front Sampson Post

SS 4" SS Rear Sampson Post

Wrap around SS Engine guards

NuTeak synthetic marine cherry & holly flooring w/phosphorescent caulking

Stainless Steel lifting points / Stainless Steel Towing Eyes

On board charging system, 30AMP Shore Power

Stowable custom teak table and aluminum pedestal

Custom Arch for spotlights or additional electronics on cabin top

PROTECTOR Stainless Steel heavy duty 6-Point cabin top arch

Courtesy lights at helm, rear deck, and cabin top.

New Found Metal SS hatches (2) w/screens for cuddy for ventilation
Plastimo Low-profile Cowl/Dorade roof vent for cabin ventilation
Full set of Sunbrella Storage Tube Covers
Full set of Sunbrella foul cabin weather shields
Fluorescent boat graphics
OCA custom Vented full-time Outboard covers
All service and shop manuals.


Pacific Tandem boat trailer w/LED lighting and upgraded fiberglass fenders

NEW upgraded Heavy Duty ST205/75R14 (5) tires includes spare

NEW Fulton twin wheel jack

NEW Westmarine 2500 lb 2-speed winch

Manufacturer Provided Description

The Protector TARGA design offers a fully enclosed cabin design with comfortable deck space, seating for up to 10 adults, two 7' bunks, electric head and secure storage for overnight boating. Optional TARGA cabin tops include a full glass windshield hard-top, a 3/4 windshield hard-top and a 3/4 windshield canvas top with a stainless steel frame. The TARGA's solid laminate, fiberglass hull is built for strength and safety and the chambered hypalon tubes provide shock absorption, stability and additional flotation. Together, the deep-V hull and UV resistant tubes create unmatched safety and performance compared to traditional hard sided boat designs.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


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Kevin Welsh
Edwards Yacht Sales
1330 N Harbor City Blvd
Melbourne, FL, US
Office: 727.449.8222
Mobile: 321.693.1642