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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November 20, 2016

Safehaven Marine have launched a third new pilot vessel for the P&O Maritime, one of the longest established maritime companies in the world, for operations at the Port of Limassol in Cyprus, the vessel is an Interceptor 48 pilot  'P&O Cypria'  The vessel was ordered in February 2016 and delivered on schedule. Any client ordering a 3rd vessel from a boat builder is a fine testimony to the quality of the company’s vessels as well as confidence in the company itself.

The Limassol pilot is the 32nd pilot ves...

August 21, 2016

The first hull of our new 55ft high speed Barracuda XSV 17, a 60kts+ 60ft wavepiercing Interceptor has now been completed with. She will have 2,000hp from a pair of C12.9 Caterpillar engines and use surface piercing ASD 12 Arneson drive propulsion to allow her to reach speeds of 60kts+ making her one of the fastest military / commercial craft in the world. She will be capable of high speed interception, patrol and S.A.R. operations.

August 8, 2016

Safehaven Marine have delivered P&O Maritimes first 2016 fast pilot boat, a 14m Barracuda. P&O Maritime ordered two pilot boats from Safehaven this year, having previously purchased a pilot craft from Safehaven in 2012 which is an excellent endorsement for Safehaven, as a repeat customer demonstrates their satisfaction with any product and company.  This first 2016 delivery for a 14m version of Safehavens new hull design ‘Barracuda’ is for their operations in Maputo, Mozambique, with a second contract for an Inte...

July 26, 2016

A collaboration with the Irish Naval Service through IMERC, and the Irish boatbuilder Safehaven Marine was undertaken in order to produce an independent evaluation of the ‘stealth’ capabilities of their low RCS Interceptor Barracuda.

Radar targets are detected by the emission and reflection of microwave electro magnetic waves. For target detection to occur reflections must be present and as these waves belong to the EM spectrum they behave in many ways similar to light waves, in that they typically travel in a str...

May 15, 2016

Having successfully completed development of the 11/13m versions of Barracuda, we have begun the manufacture and development of the new 60kts high speed XSV 17m wave piercer design, a larger (17m / 56ft) version of Barracuda. Below, a 1:20th scale model of the design, this is useful as it allows visualisation of how it will look in real life. Pretty good I believe!

Below, the plug for the hull mould under construction, the plan currently is to have the demonstrator, which will become the first saleable versio...