“VESSEL REVIEW | SELF-RIGHTING PATROL AND SAR CRAFT FOR FUTURE DEFENSE USA” –Baird Maritime

“Irish builder Safehaven Marine has handed over a new coastal patrol and search and rescue (SAR) craft to Future Defense USA.”

Baird Maritime has a review of a new 45 foot self-righting patrol and SAR boat.

It is reportedly considerably faster than the USCG 47 foot motor lifeboat, has a longer range and an active stabilization system. I does not seem to have the space for survivors the 47 foot MLB provides nor the step-down cut the side of the hull that facilitates pulling survivors out the water. It does have a platform at the stern.

You can see the builder’s story about this boat, including a video, here.

“An integral transom platform and dive ladder allows for dive operations from a spacious aft deck.”

6 thoughts on ““VESSEL REVIEW | SELF-RIGHTING PATROL AND SAR CRAFT FOR FUTURE DEFENSE USA” –Baird Maritime

  1. The more I think about the boat the more it seems to be designed to drop off a few divers and then scram rather than being designed to pick a lot of people out of the water.

    I don’t know why Future Defense USA would buy a boat like this except perhaps to resell it through the US Foreign Military Sales system. “Future Defense LTD is a company established in the Republic of Bulgaria, European Union and NATO Member. We have a License for import, export, brokerage and transfer of products related with the defense sector, issued by the Government of Bulgaria and valid worldwide.” I presume Future Defense USA is their US branch.
    https://futuredefense.net/98-2/

  2. An other boat by SafeHaven Marine. This one a pilot boat for cold climates, has some interesting features we might want to incorporate in some of our boats.

    https://www.safehavenmarine.com/single-post/2020/07/07/safehaven-marine-launch-new-interceptor-48-pilot-1-for-the-gdynia-pilots-in-poland

    ‘Pilot 1’ is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 engines and has a 24.5kts operational speed. She has been specially fitted out for cold climate operations, as the Northern Baltic ports of Poland can experience quite extreme sub-zero temperatures in winter. As such her hull has been strengthened at the waterline with Kevlar to allow her to operate in light icing conditions. She incorporates a diesel fired heating system which supply’s hot water to her external railings to prevent icing, as well as to all internal compartment’s which are fully insulated and incorporates heated windows and engine block heaters.

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