11.7m - Multi-role Patrol Boat
Intended for multiple roles, the boats are currently configured to carry a number of troops, but can equally be set up to transport equipment, operate routine patrols in harbours, estuaries and delta, or perform intercept and apprehension duties etc.
The boats are built using resin infused medium tech E-glass foam sandwich from female tools.
Powering can be through outboards or conventional propellers in tunnels for reduced draft.
Performance is strong – the hull is proven to 40 knots with 2 x 435hp, and has capacity to go faster with other engine options. Maneuverability at speed is also surprisingly good and sea trials in 2m+ seas raised by overfalls in the Bali Strait proved the hull to be soft riding and sea kindly.
This design should find application in a wide variety of military, Government Authority and security roles and with relatively minor modifications could be readily adapted to more specific tasks - the introduction of water jets and bow doors for instance could see the boat operating in a combat role capable of beach landings.