This New build rescue or patrol boat can be built in either HDPE or Aluminium. Specifically designed for patrol and rescue work this vessel is very fuel efficient and a fabulous performer.
It features a proven stepped hull with large vents. Stepped hulls are not uncommon in this market place, however, they are often over simplified and as a result can cause in increase in drag at slow to moderate cruising speeds. Stepped hulls work by distributing the lift required to get a boat on the plane away from just the transom but to an area in front of each step as well. In order to do this air has to be able to get behind each of the steps or a vacuum will form effectively sucking the boat down onto the water and increasing it’s drag. On race boats or other high-speed vessel’s this is not a problem as the vessel is often close to airborne and as a result air can get behind the steps. On a passenger boat that spends much of its time at reduced “cruising speeds” this is not the case. By incorporating oversize vents in the side of the vessel at each step these stepped hulls are able to get air behind the steps even when operating in displacement mode. Thus resulting in more efficiency across a range of speeds.
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Measured Length: 7.5 Mtr (plus outboards)
Beam: 2.875 Mtr
Displacement: 2.823 Tonne (Lightship)
Survey: 2C for 6
Tankage: 2 x 250 litres
Power: 2 x 135hp