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Safehaven Marine is taking perfect advantage of recent heavy weather and surf off the coast of Cork, Ireland. Last week they we saw the heavy surf sea trials of one of their Interceptor 48s, a self-righting all weather pilot and rescue boat. You can see those photos HERE.
This week, Safehaven was out conducting acceptance trials for an Interceptor 42 patrol vessel in “phenomenal” conditions, depending on who you talk to. Safehaven Marine’s Frank Kowalski explains:
Phenomenal sea conditions today. We were on acceptance trials 4 miles south-west of Roches Point in storm force conditions, on the Adani Interceptor 42, when we were hit with near hurricane force winds of over 80mph, we had no choice but to hove to for a while. If you wondered what F12 looks like from a small boat, this is what it looks like!
PRINCIPAL DIMENSIONS – Interceptor 42
Length overall: 13.8m
Length moulded: 12.9m
Beam moulded: 4.0m
Beam overall: 4.2m
Displacement (approx): 15,600kg (lightship) (18,200kg loaded)
Fuel capacity: 1,900 litres
Range with 10% reserve at MCR (22kts): 227nm
Water capacity: 170 litres
Crew capacity: 2 crew and 10 passengers
Total capacity: 12 passengers
Engines: 2x Caterpillar C12 570hp @ 2300rpm
Generator: Paguro 6kw
Speed Maximum: 25kts
Speed Cruise @ MCR: 22kts
The Interceptor 42 is being delivered to Adani Hazira Port in India.
Photos courtesy Safehaven Marine
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