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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July 15, 2015

Safehaven Marine sign contracts with King Abdullah Port, Saudi Arabia to supply one of their Wildcat 53 caramarans as a multi purpose work boat / hydrographic survey vessel, our larger Wildcat is proving very popular as survey / research vessels and their experience in this specialised sector, having supplied 5 such vessels in the last 18mths clearly instils client confidence. The  vessel is to be powered by Volvo D16 engines and fitted with Safehaven’s fully proven multi beam sonar deployment system via a moon p...

July 15, 2015

‘Barracuda’ is a new high speed Interceptor / Patrol vessel for military and law enforcement applications designed and built by Safehaven Marine, who manufacture a range of highly successful pilot boats, patrol vessels,  S.A.R. craft and research catamarans from their factory in Youghal Co Cork. Established in 1997 and employing up to 30 people Safehaven have become world leaders in their niche markets and have produced over 100 commercial vessels exported to over 14 countries worldwide. Barracuda has been under...

February 5, 2015


SafehavenMarine, the County Cork-based constructor of specialised workboats, have launched the latest in their series of 16 metre Wildcat 53 catamarans. This vessel is a hydrographic research and survey boat ordered by, and delivered on time to, the Kuwait Institute of Scientific Research (KISR).This is the fifth example of the highly successful Wildcat 53 range, designed and built by Safehaven at their Youghall facility.


Contracts for the build were signed in December 2013, work commenced in May 2014 and she wa...

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