NEW 12M BARRACUDA PILOT BOAT FOR THE UK PORT OF POOLE
Safehaven Marine have supplied our 12m Barracuda pilot boat to the Port of Poole Harbour commissioners. She will operate as the ports new pilot boat. Powered by a pair of Caterpillar C9 510hp engines governed back to only 350hp, she still has an operational speed of 27kts with outstanding fuel economy of 65L/hr per engine, at a lightship displacement of 11,000kg. Fitted with a 4kw AC generator she has full air conditioning and seats a crew of 5 all on high tech shock mitigation seating in an extremely comfortable environment. She is an 'all weather capable' pilot boat being fully self-righting an able to recover after capsize by a large breaking sea. Heavily fendered she incorporates our sacrificial shoulder fender for soft impact's when boarding and is fitted with our transom man over board recovery system.