Ship Photos of The Day – Interceptor 48 Rescue Boat in Heavy Surf Sea Trials

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These ship photos from the gCaptain archives are from off the coast of Ireland where Safehaven Marine conducted sea trials for one of its Interceptor 48s, a self-righting all weather pilot and rescue boat. Sea trials were held off Cork Harbour, Ireland during a series of storms in 2013 which maxed out at winds of Force 11 and 20 foot seas.

All photos courtesy Seahaven Marine

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The Interceptor 48 is fitted with Volvo D13 500hp (rating 1, heavy duty continuous) engines which provide the vessel with an operational speed of 25 knots light and 24 knots fully loaded.

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The vessel features a 230nm range with crew capacity of 7 in her main cabin with additional seating for up to 6 in her forward cabin.

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The vessel shown in these photos is the 7th Interceptor 48 built by Ireland-based Seahaven Marine.

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PRINCIPLE DIMENSIONS – Interceptor 48 Rescue / S.A.R. Vessel

Length overall: 14.7m
Length moulded: 14.2m
Beam moulded: 4.1m
Beam overall: 4.4m
Draft: 1.32m
Displacement (approx): 17,200kg (lightship) (19,500kg loaded)
Fuel capacity: 1,860 liters
Range with 10% reserve at MCR (24kts): 227nm
Water capacity: 170 liters
Crew capacity
Main cabin: 2 crew and 4-5 pilots
Forward cabin: 6 passengers
Total capacity: 12 passengers

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BONUS VIDEO – Interceptor 48 Manned Self-Righting Test