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Interceptor 55 Crew Transfer
Crew transfer / passenger and work boat, based on our renowned Interceptor 55 hull
The Interceptor 55 / 16.5m CREW TRANSFER / WORK BOAT is boat is based on our very successful Interceptor 55 pilot boat, featuring the same deep V twin chine semi displacement hull that provides excellent performance and seakeeping. Safehaven’s modular deck / superstructure mould design allows the vessel to have several different configurations to suit the vessels intended operational requirement, in the crew transfer version the wheelhouse is positioned f/wd to provide a large aft work deck, with the design being fully customizable. The vessel is typically powered by 12 or 16 litre engines rated at 650-750hp rto provide an operational speed of 23-26kts . The vessel has exceptionally low noise levels, with readings recorded in the wheelhouse of only 76db at 25kts, the result being the crew and passengers have a relaxed, quiet and vibration free working environment.
Heavy duty rubber fendering protects the hull with substantial 150x150mm fendering along her gunwale. Her boarding area as wide, spacious and uncluttered providing a safe working area for pilot and crew who benefit from her raised sheerline and flared bow, keeping decks dry and safe.
She has a very high level of fit out throughout the craft with the large wheelhouse providing enough space to allow combining the standard 3 crew & 12 passenger seats. All internal furnishings are from walnut effect laminate, white headlining and grey sidelining providing a warm, high quality yet practical environment. Forward there is sleeping accommodation afforded by traditional V berths combined with large bunk berths, a galley area, a full size heads compartment and provides a very comfortable crew environment
From an operational perspective, a centrally positioned helm position provides her coxswain with clear uninterrupted vision equally to port and st/bd, large side and overhead windows to assist visibility when alongside ships. Her helm position has been especially designed to provide a focused and ergonomically efficient operators environment, which allows the coxswain to take full advantage of the Interceptors fine responsive handling. Typically, which is the case with all Safehavens craft, her seakeeping is exceptional. Demonstration sea keeping videos viewable to the left on this page, undertaken in full storm force 9 conditions amply displayed their confidence in her abilities. Safe and controllable running downwind, stable beam on and very soft punching into steep head seas are the Interceptors trademark.
The Interceptor 55 is fully customizable in its configuration, the deck and superstructure moulding is modular in design, and this allows the superstructure to be positioned aft, for pilot boat vessels where a aft passenger seating area provides the lowest accelerations in rough seas and maximum crew comfort. In the 'Patrol' version, as in the Southampton pilot vessels a more central cabin position is preferable allowing an aft cockpit area, in this version the engines run on 'V' drives and allows them to be removed from an aft deck hatch, it also provides either a seating area or a deck cargo area for crew transfers. The design is full customizable in its internal seating and living arrangement.
From an operational perspective, a centrally positioned helm position provides her coxswain with clear uninterrupted vision equally to port and st/bd, large side and overhead windows, all double glazed to prevent misting assist visibility when alongside ships. Her helm position has been especially designed to provide a focused and ergonomically efficient operators environment, which allows the coxswain to take full advantage of the Interceptors fine responsive handling.
One of the main advantages of Safehaven’s design is the huge forward accommodation area allowed by placing the engines centrally under the wheelhouse. Forward there is sleeping accommodation afforded by traditional V berths combined with large bunk berths. A comfortable seating area along side the large galley area, a full size heads compartment with sink, grey waste management with holding tanks. Large wet lockers and under deck storage enhance her functionality and provides a very comfortable crew environment.
Our modular GRP mould allows different wheelhouse configurations, below are two Interceptor 55 pilot / patrol versions with a more central wheelhouse configuration, allowing an aft work deck, See our 55 PATROL.
The Interceptor 55 is typically powered by Scanias D16 V8 engines rated at 650hp running through twin disc 5135 quick shift gearboxes, with sterngear comprising 63mm F51 Duplex shafts turning 28” 4 blade props supplied by Clements Engineering. She has an operational speed of 25kts on a 24,500kg displacement. The vessel has exceptionally low noise levels, with readings recorded in the wheelhouse of only 76db at 25kts, such noise levels were previously the realm of expensive and complicated isolated wheelhouse, but Safehaven have paid special attention to the engine rooms soundproofing, the result being the crew and pilots have a relaxed, quiet and vibration free working environment.
Any other manufacturer's engines can be specified- Yanmar, Volvo, Caterpillar, MAN & MTU
Her MOB recovery system is hydraulically operated, and can be used in addition to MOB recovery, lifting floating objects from the water. The platform extends down 400mm below the waterline.
Engine removal is easily facilitated through large hatches in the cabin sole and the roof. All internal furniture over this section is of GRP modules, quickly and easily removed.
Big 150x150mm transverse frames at 500mm spacing's combined with a 10,000gm2 bottom laminate and a 8,000gm2 side laminate at the boarding area gives her tremendous strength. The hull has been built under survey and to full Lloyds plan approval for her hull construction.
Other features are a 240v 3.5kw generator allowing onboard 240v supplies when underway. MOB recovery is carried out by a further refinement of Safehaven's tried and tested transom operated recovery platform, allowing an injured pilot to be safely recovered from the sea unconscious. Special stainless rear view mirrors were developed by Safehaven at the ports request and prove very useful during boarding maneuvers. Electro hydraulic trim flaps fully protected in recess mounded under the transom provide control over running trim.