Safehaven Marine are designers and builders of FRP Pilot boats, Patrol boats, Crew transfer vessels, Hydrographic survey catamarans, Naval & Military craft and unique custom private motor yachts. All our vessels are built to the highest standards of strength & engineering and are renowned world wide for their exceptional sea-keeping abilities, we set a new World long range speed record in 2017 with our own vessel and crew. Established in 1996 we have built over 138 vessels supplied to 27 countries worldwide with over 40 pilot vessels in operation globally, and have become leaders in our field.

Based in Youghal, Co Cork Ireland.


Safehaven manufacture their vessels from two modern factories, with all design work carried out in house, and built with our own experienced team of engineers, carpenters, electricians, shipwrights and laminators.


Always at the forefront of new technology and designs we continuously develop our range and push the frontiers of design: In 2020 we aim to set a UIM Transatlantic World record with our unique (patent applied for) new 22m high speed vessel XSV20



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December 13, 2019

Safehaven Marine have delivered an Interceptor 48 pilot boat to Fonnes Batservice of Norway. She is Safehaven’s 41st pilot boat delivered and the 16th Interceptor 48 pilot. To comply with Norwegian regulations she features a new wheel house design featuring f/wd angled front windows and increased accommodation space in her main cabin. Powered by a pair of Scania DI13 500hp rating 1 engines she had a max speed of 26kts on trials. Also fitted with Twin Discs Quickshift gearboxes and dynamic manoeuvring system worki...

September 9, 2019

Frank Kowalski / Powerboat & RIB

Delivery Voyage of 'SAFEHAVEN' the second XSV20 to Jack Setton.

Frank Kowalski, MD of Safehaven Marine, provides a first-hand account of a mighty 2500 nautical mile journey from Cork, Ireland, to Porto Cervo on Sardinian’s idyllic coast. A delivery voyage extraordinaire, made by one his own Safehaven XSV20’s and a vessel named after the yard in which she was built. A striking 23 metre all-weather vessel which has the power to court both wealthy superyacht owners and professional mar...

September 1, 2019

Safehaven Marine have delivered their second XSV20, aptly named ‘Safehaven’ commissioned by and built for Jack Setton. Jack is very well known in the Superyacht World previously being the original owner of among others the 194ft expedition superyacht ‘Senses’ and was intimately involved with her design and specification during her construction. XSV20  has an innovative and unique hybrid hull design seamlessly fusing an asymmetrical catamaran with a wave piercing mono hull combining the stability of a catamaran wi...

July 31, 2019

Safehaven Marine have delivered one of their Interceptor 48 pilot vessels for the Port of Cromarty Firth in Scotland. This marks Safehaven Marines 40th pilot boat delivered to ports Worldwide. ‘Dalmore’ a very graceful and striking design is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 engines at a heavy duty rating of 500hp, allowing the vessel an economical continuous operational speed of 25kts. ‘Dalmore’ accommodates 2 crew and 5 pilots in her main cabin, all on shock mitigation seating, and features a highly operator frien...

April 30, 2019

Safehaven Marine successfully launched their first of class 22m XSV20 demonstrator ‘Thunder Child II’ in mid-February this year. XSV20 features an extremely innovative hull design fusing an asymmetrical catamaran with a wave-piercing mono hull to produce a hull that combines the excellent dynamic and transverse stability of a catamaran with the head sea capabilities of a deep V monohull, providing the best of both worlds. ‘Thunder Child II was tested extensively during the last two months and proved to have excel...

March 21, 2019

Safehaven Marine have launched a new Wildcat 40 survey vessel for Board Iscaigh Mhara, Ireland, developing the Irish Seafood industry. The T. Burke II’ is 12m LOA high bow buoyancy symmetrical hulled catamaran with a 4.6m beam and a 14,200kg displacement. Powered by a pair of Barrus UK supplied Yanmar 450hp diesel engines she has a 26kts max speed and an 18kts operational speed. She will be used for coastal surveying around Irish waters. Fitted with a HIAB crane, hydraulic tilting ‘A’ frame and deck winch for dep...