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  UIM World long range speed records in 2017 & 2020 with our own vessel and crew. Established in 1996 we have built over 138 vessels supplied to 27 countries worldwide with  nearly 50 pilot vessels in operation globally, and have become leaders in our field.

Based in Youghal, Co Cork Ireland, Safehaven manufacture our 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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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...

May 4, 2016

Safehaven Marine have been awarded the contract to supply a new Interceptor 48 Pilot vessel to P&O Maritime for operations at the Port of Limassol in Cyprus. This is a repeat order from P&O Maritime and follows on from the original interceptor 48 Pilot vessel supplied to them for operations at Maputo, Mozambique 3 years ago, which has performed reliably having over 8,500 hrs of successful pilotage operations now. It’s very gratifying to receive a second order from such a prestigious and satisfied client. She will...

May 1, 2016

Safehaven Marine have launched another of their Wildcat 53 catamarans, this time destined for King Abdullah Port in Saudi Arabia. This is the 6th Wildcat 53 built by Safehaven with the design proving  very successful. The hull features high buoyancy bows and a high bridge deck providing excellent seakeeping and rough weather capabilities as well as economy and load carrying capabilities. Powered by a pair Volvo D16 engines rated at 750hp and Twin Disc 5145SC gearboxes , the vessel achieved 24kts on sea trials and...

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