Cobh-built boat is bound for Portugal

Cobh-built boat is bound for Portugal

Safehaven Marine’s Interceptor 48, which will be used in Portugal next year.

COBH-based sea vessel building company Safehaven Marine has secured another international contract to provide a patrol boat to foreign shores.

The company has signed contracts with the Port of Leixoes, Portugal, to supply an Interceptor 48 Pilot vessel. The boat will be the 15th 48 Pilot boat supplied to ports worldwide and their 39th pilot boat overall.

The vessel will be fully self-righting in the event of capsizing and will be built with numerous features such as automatically closing air vents, 15mm thick windows and watertight cockpit doors.

Earlier this year, the company launched their latest vessel which is to be used in the port of Tangier, Morocco.

The pilot boat, which is high-spec Interceptor 48, has been commissioned by global port and marine service Svitzer is the 34th Safehaven vessel to be designed and built for ports worldwide.

The boat has the capacity for six pilots and two crew and can reach speeds of 25 knots with a fuel capacity of 2,000 litres and 170 litres of water.

Safehaven is currently building an Interceptor 48 pilot vessel for the Malta pilots, their third Safehaven pilot vessel, with the second Pilot 48 due for supply in October to Svitzer.

The company has garnered a reputation as one of Europe’s most successful boat builders with their vessels widely recognised as capable of working in the harshest sea conditions.

It was revealed in August that the company had been awarded a contract to build the biggest vessel of a 38 strong fleet for the Royal Navy — a Wildcat 60 Catamaran.

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