PILOT - SEARCH & RESCUE
Self Righting version of our Interceptor 38 pilot suitable as an all weather
conditions pilot vessel or as a S.A.R. Search & Rescue vessel
Survivors / passengers
240v AC Generator
ZF V drive
LAUNCH SELF RIGHTING PILOT / S.A.R. VESSEL.
Safehaven Marine have just launched a new self-righting pilot / rescue vessel. Based on our very successful Interceptor 38 pilot, four of which have
been delivered to the
search & rescue, and in this latter respect, the design is self righting. Numerous special features have been incorporated in respect of her self righting
capability (by way of her superstructure buoyancy), automatically closing crossover air vents past 70 degrees, watertight doors, 19mm double glazed
toughened glass windows, whilst special engine breathing, fuel and exhaust features allow the engines to keep running during roll over.
Her seakeeping has proved superb, recently tested in Force 9 conditions where breaking waves reached over 10m, she was capable of meeting these waves
head on and able to run down wing in the big following seas safely and in full control.
See a video on you tube of her taking on 10m breaking seas, as in photo above. SEE THE VIDEO
The design features accommodation for 1-2 crew and 3-4 pilots on CAB 500 suspension seats with harnesses and up to 6 survivors / passengers
in her spacious f/wd cabin which also provides a separate heads compartment and sleeping berth. The vessel is powered by twin Volvo D9 500hp
engines through ZF V drive gearboxes turning Clements Engineering supplied 5 blade propellers, providing a sprint speed of 29kts and an operational
speed of 23kts and provides her crew with a very comfortable environment with very low noise levels of under 75db at 23kts. A 1500 litre fuel capacity
gives her a range of 280+ nm at operational speeds. Her hull design is Safehaven's renowned deep V, twin chine hull form incorporating a deep skeg fully
protecting her stern gear and offering exceptional seakeeping abilities combined with performance and efficiency.
The vessel is heavily fendered for pilot operations, her aft deck is enclosed with safety railings and she is fitted with removable guard rails on her side
decks for S.A.R. operations. These are quickly removed for pilot operations when functioning as a pilot vessel. An M.O.B. recovery davit can be folded
out from her superstructure side for use in conjunction with a Jason's Cradle for casualty recovery. A very comprehensive navigation package is fitted,
with the helmsman being provided with a highly developed helm position, with car standard ergonomics to provide the utmost control of the vessel in
rough conditions. To further assist in this respect the vessel is fitted with Humphree HA500 (asymmetric 500mm interceptors) with BTOS function ride
control. The interceptors allow the helmsman to optimize running trim and bow attitude in rough conditions. The navigator is provided with his own dedicated
position with repeat radio equipment. A 3kw inverter provides onboard 240v and multiple CCTV cameras and PTZ camera, monitor and recorded the
engine room, f/wd and aft views, all displayed on a large screen at the helm position.
The vessel is built under survey by BV and is fitted out to a very high standard to reflect the engineering and design excellence Safehaven deliver and has
been exhibited as their 'show boat' at Seawork 2012 in the UK to demonstrate the highest level of fit out and quality of engineering Safehaven deliver.
Safehaven have been able to capitalize on the excellent reputation for seakeeping abilities their vessels have gained worldwide and, following on from their
recent contract to supply a lifeboat based on their Interceptor 48 to the Faroe Islands rescue service, they are ideally positioned in this niche market, as well
as offering the security of 'all weather self righting capabilities' to pilots and ports worldwide.
Safehaven launch their 23rd
pilot vessel this month demonstrating their pre-eminence in this market.
Her interior is fitted out to a very high standard, a special GRP helm console was designed especially for her and ambiance is enhanced with walnut inserts,
paneling and teak & holy cabin sole. Small half tables are provided for the f/wd crew seats and the aft port seat has a full table.
Above, her helm position offers excellent ergonomics and is fully equiped with a comprehensive aeay of navigation equipment.
She has a large survivors cabin forward featuring seating for up to 6 survivors / passengers, a separate heads compartment and single berth.
Her depth of engineering is impressive, triple redundancy in her bilge system, cross over air intakes with automatically closing air vents passed 70 degrees, with
water containment trunking, extra strong engine mountings and 6 Vector engine mounts per engine, exhaust cross over system with risers, special fuel delivery
capable of preventing air lock during roll over.
Volvo D9 500hp @ 2500rpm
ZF V drive
26" 5 blade
Maximum 28-29kts, Operational 22-23kts
Raymarine 24nm C140
Ray marine DSM300
Battery charger 40amp Victron
Inverter 2500 w
Exalto 5 speed pantograph
Double glazed front / f/wd side 20mm
other windows 15mm
150x150mm D section
Sacrificial shoulder fender
Main cabin- 1 crew / 4 pilots
cabin- 6 passengers
RFD 6 persons
Bureau Veritas /
Safehaven Marine, Ashgrove, Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland
Phone 00353 86 8054582