55 (14.7m) PILOT
Pilot seating capacity
Hurricane force 12 and 6m seas
Discovery Channel, Raging planet documentary
Pathfinder in Force 10 and huge waves
55ft / 16.7m
12 pilots, 1-2 crew
Twin Disc 5135
Interceptor 55 is typically powered by Scanias D16 V8 engines rated at
650hp running through twin disc 5135 quick shift gearboxes, with
sterngear comprising 63mm F51 Duplex shafts turning
Any other manufacturer's engines can be specified- Yanmar, Volvo, Caterpillar, MAN & MTU
Her MOB recovery system is hydraulically operated, and can be used in addition to MOB recovery, lifting floating objects from the water. The platform extends down 400mm below the waterline.
Engine removal is easily facilitated through large hatches in the cabin sole and the roof. All internal furniture over this section is of GRP modules, quickly and easily removed.
Big 150x150mm transverse frames at 500mm spacing's combined with a 10,000gm2 bottom laminate and a 8,000gm2 side laminate at the boarding area gives her tremendous strength. The hull has been built under survey and to full Lloyds plan approval for her hull construction.
Below, her massive 150x150mm framing a 500mm centres.
Below- a refinement on our proven sacrificial fender system greatly lessens impacts during boarding, and successfully protects the vessels main fenders.
Other features are a 240v 3.5kw generator allowing onboard 240v supplies when underway. MOB recovery is carried out by a further refinement of Safehaven's tried and tested transom operated recovery platform, allowing an injured pilot to be safely recovered from the sea unconscious. Special stainless rear view mirrors were developed by Safehaven at the ports request and prove very useful during boarding maneuvers. Electro hydraulic trim flaps fully protected in recess mounded under the transom provide control over running trim.
Over the years we have captured many exceptional photographs and videos of our vessels operating in extreme conditions, check them out here- GALLERY
Safehaven Marine, Ashgrove, Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland
Phone 00353 86 8054582
All our vessels are build to the highest standards of strength & engineering and are renowned world wide for their exceptional sea keeping abilities.
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We don't just claim our boats have the best sea keeping abilities, here's the proof