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8m Multirole Safety and Response Watercraft

This 8.0 metre HDPE vessel has been designed as a multi-role safety and response watercraft for the world’s militaries. While designed for a primary role as an on-water stand-by safety vessel during military training exercises, the vessel’s high performance and durable construction makes it suitable for a wide variety of non-tactical military operations including hydrographic survey, medical support and evacuation, transportation, and command and control of coastal exercises.
Designed in consultation with HDPE build specialist PFG Group of Tasmania, the vessel showcases the many benefits of her plastic construction. Virtually indestructible, the vessel can survive groundings and collisions that would render non-operational similar vessels built from traditional materials. Ballistic resistant, HDPE is also positively buoyant meaning the vessel will remain afloat even when all watertight compartments are breached.
Reaching speeds of nearly 40 knots thanks to twin 200hp outboards, the vessel features an enclosed deckhouse to maximise crew comfort. For longer operations basic galley equipment is provided along with a double V-berth and porta-potty in the forepeak. An in-built 500 litre fuel tank allows for a range in excess of 180 nautical miles. Meeting NSCV 2C design requirements, the vessel can transport four passengers in addition to two crew.

 

 

 

Hull Dimensions

Length, overall:
Length, waterline:
Beam, moulded:
Depth, moulded:
Draught:

7.85 m
6.85 m
2.69 m
1.23 m
0.55 m

Details

Class:

Structural Design:
Name:

NSCV 2C

AS 4132

TBA

Capacities

Passengers:

Crew:
Fuel:

4

2

500 litres

Propulsion

Main Engine:

 

Speed:

2 x 200-250 HP

Petrol outboards

39 knots