New Swedish WPB

Maritime propulsion is reporting the Swedish Coast Guard is getting a new class of five patrol boats, being built by Baltic Workboats AS, Estonia.

“The 52 t vessels have an LOA of 90 ft (26.5 m), beam of 20 ft (6.2 m) and draft of 5 ft (1.5 m). Unusual for its size, there is a triple pod propulsion system comprising three Volvo Penta IPS 1050 steerable pod drives with D13-800 diesels each rated at 800 hp at 2,000 rpm (Rating 4 – light commercial application).”

Lower emissions and up to 30% fuel savings are also reported.Top speed is 32 knots and range exceeds 600 nmi.

Photo: Baltic Workboats

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