WILDCAT 60 / 18m Patrol - S.A.R. variant description
As is an 19m ‘all weather’ capable Patrol / crew transfer - S.A.R. vessel, able to safely operate in extreme conditions of wind and wave up to Beaufort force 9 and 6m wave height’s. The design is for a crew transfer or extended duration patrol / search and rescue vessel, able to undertake both crew transfer or patrol offshore and coastal waters for extended durations, staying at sea for up to 10 days at a time, and as such provides full live aboard facilities for multiple crew. The design has an upper helm and navigation position with total seating for helmsman, navigator & 2 crew. The main cabin provides crew seating and mess facilities as well as combined passenger seating on aircraft style seats in this cabin for 12+ persons. Additional emergency survivor seating (10) can optionally be provided in the port lower cabin which also has its own separate heads compartment. In total, the emergency survivor seating capacity is able to accommodate 35 persons.
Crew sleeping facilities are provided in the st/bd (and optionally port) lower hull which have their own separate heads. A full galley is provided in the port f/wd cabin and a main heads / shower compartment and storage area is provided in the st/bd forward cabin. Large capacity fresh water tanks of 800 litres allow endurance. The main and upper cabin is fully air conditioned and insulated for hot climates.
The vessel is powered by twin Volvo D16 750hp engines which provide a 24.5kts maximum speed and a 21-22kts operational cruise speed. 3,500 litre fuel tanks provide a range in excess of 350nm at higher cruise speeds and over 1,000nm at displacement speeds. A 4m RIB can be stored on the aft deck, deployed and recovered by a hydraulic tilting ‘A’ frame via the transom gate and integral launching cradle. Twin dive platforms give access to the waterline. The cabin is ‘island’ in configuration providing sage and easy access all around the cabin. In an emergency situation the vessel can accommodate 100 passengers whilst still complying with international intact stability requirements.
Main technical features
All weather’ capable S.A.R. / Patrol vessel, able to safely operate in extreme conditions of wind and wave up to Beaufort force 9 and 6m wave height’s.
Very high levels of stability and survivability: 8 individual watertight compartments.
Capable of deploying and recovering a 4m RIB stored on the aft deck
Large spacious aft cokpit and side decks.
High speed capabilities up to 24kts with a 300nm+ range
Extended patrol capabilities with full live aboard facilities for 2-4 crew & 12 passengers
Total emergency survivor seating during SAR for 35 persons
Principle dimensions / charicteristics
Length moulded 18m
Beam overall 6.2m
Beam moulded 6m
Depth (top of deck to keel) 3.9m
Displacment lightship 31,000kg
Fully loaded 38,000kg
Fuel capacity 3,000L
Crew capacity 4
Survivor capacity (seated) 35
Total capacity 39
Water capacity 800L
Engines 2x Volvo D16 750hp
Propellers 4 bladed 30” dia
Generator 2x linked 15kw
Speed Maximum 24.5kts
Cruise speed (MCR) 21-22kts
Clasification United Kingdom MCA (Maritime Coastguard Authority) Cat 1
Crew transfer variant general arrangment
Patrol / S.A.R. general arrangment