Watch: Safehaven Marine releases footage of new boat test

Watch: Safehaven Marine releases footage of new boat test
The San Juan’s Pilot 48 during its recent sea trial. Picture: Safehaven Marine Facebook.

Safehaven Marine design and build FRP pilot boats, patrol boats, crew transfer vessels, hydrographic survey catamarans, naval and military craft, and unique custom private motor yachts.

They regularly release footage of their newly-built ships being tested for their sea-worthiness. 

You can watch the recent sea trials of San Juan’s Pilot 48 on Safehaven's Twitter page: 

Recent sea trials of San Juan’s Pilot 48 with Thunder Child II as a camera boat. Picture: Safehaven Marine Facebook.
Recent sea trials of San Juan’s Pilot 48 with Thunder Child II as a camera boat. Picture: Safehaven Marine Facebook.

Established in 1996, the company has built over 138 vessels and supplied 27 countries. Over 40 of Safehaven's pilot vessels are in operation globally.

Safehaven also set a new world long-range speed record in 2017 with their own vessel and crew.

Safehaven Marine's Thunder Child 2 during its 2019 trans-Atlantic world record attempt, where the boat and crew journeyed from Canada to Ireland via Greenland and Iceland. 
Safehaven Marine's Thunder Child 2 during its 2019 trans-Atlantic world record attempt, where the boat and crew journeyed from Canada to Ireland via Greenland and Iceland. 

Safehaven manufactures their vessels from two factories in Youghal and all their design work is carried out in-house. The ships are built by engineers, carpenters, electricians, shipwrights and laminators in Cork. 

In 2020 the company aim to set a UIM Transatlantic World record with their unique 22m high-speed vessel, XSV20. A patent has been applied for this new vessel.

Frank Kowalski, managing director of Safehaven Marine in Youghal, pictured in Safehaven Marine with a model of Thunder Child 11, an XSV 20. Picture Denis Minihane.
Frank Kowalski, managing director of Safehaven Marine in Youghal, pictured in Safehaven Marine with a model of Thunder Child 11, an XSV 20. Picture Denis Minihane.

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