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Latest Safehaven Pilot Boat On Rough Weather Trials In Cork Harbour

15th May 2017
Vigia is Safehaven Marine's newest pilot boat build Vigia is Safehaven Marine's newest pilot boat build Photo: Safehaven Marine/Facebook

#CorkHarbour - Safehaven Marine in Cork Harbour has shared some images from rough weather sea trials for its latest Interceptor 42 pilot boat.

Vigia, built for the port of Gijón in northern Spain, is the 13th of its model and the 34th overall pilot vessel delivered by the Cobh-based extreme-performance boatbuilder for ports around the world.

The Interceptor 42 is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 engines rated at 500hp and achieves an operational speed at MCR of 24.5 kntos.

Vigia is fitted with pilot boarding ladders, heavily fendered all round and incorporating Safehaven’s own sacrificial fender system, protecting the vessel at its boarding area and softening the inevitable hard impact that can occur in poor conditions.

Inside, a full suite of Funruno electronics are installed at the central helm position, with seating for four pilots on Grammer suspension seats.

See more from Vigia on the Safehaven Marine Facebook page HERE.

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