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Cork Boat builder Safehaven Marine Ready to Deliver Interceptor 42 Pilot Boat to Northern Spain

29th May 2020
Safehaven Marine's Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian Safehaven Marine's Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian

Safehaven Marine have launched ‘San Cibrao’, an Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian in Spain.

San Cibrao is the 14th pilot 42 model built and the 43rd Pilot vessel Safehaven Marine have delivered to ports worldwide and has proved to be a superb sea boat performing admirably in pilotage operations with all owners extolling its virtues of seakeeping, strength and stability. San Cibrao is powered by a pair of Volvo D9 engines rated at 425hp and has a maximum speed of 23.5kts. She is heavily fendered all round and incorporating Safehaven’s sacrificial fender system protecting the vessel at her boarding area and softening the inevitable hard impact that can occur in poor conditions.

Safehaven's Interceptor 42 handling winds of 50kts at the entrance to Cork Harbour with 4-metre heavily breaking seas offshore in the shoaling waters off the Daunt Rock(Above and below Safehaven's Interceptor 42 handling winds of 50kts at the entrance to Cork Harbour with 4-metre heavily breaking seas offshore in the shoaling waters off the Daunt Rock

Safehaven Marine have launched ‘San Cibrao’, an Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian in Spain

Safehaven Marine have launched ‘San Cibrao’, an Interceptor 42 pilot boat for the port of San Ciprian in Spain

Safehaven’s proven MOB recovery system is fitted on the transom allowing a casualty to be easily recovered in a MOB situation. A full suite of Furuno electronics are installed at her central helm position and she provides seating for 4 pilots on CAB suspension seats in her very highly fitted out the main cabin, which provides a comfortable relaxed environment for pilots and crew during transfers with additional accommodation in her f/wd cabin incorporating seating and berths, a separate heads compartment, dedicated electrical room and galley area.

With the Covid-19 travel restrictions in place and the Pilots from San Ciprian unable to fly here at present, so Safehaven is having to do a remote ‘on-line handover’. So Safehaven produced a video to give them every confidence that she is performing well, as she handled comfortably the stormy conditions prevailing on the South Coast of Ireland during trials, with winds of 50kts at the entrance to Cork Harbour, and over 4m heavily breaking seas offshore in the shoaling waters off the Daunt Rock, presenting the exact heavy weather conditions she was designed and built for:

As the pilots in San Ciprian have to deal with the challenging seas of the Bay of Biscay in wintertime, Safehaven wanted to ensure she was up to the task. She is due to be shipped overland shortly where she is needed urgently to ensure essential pilotage to ships entering and departing the Port in Northern Spain.

Safehaven currently has in build pilot boats for the Ports of: Coruna Spain, Gdynia, Poland, Montevideo, Uruguay and Tangier, Morocco and have this month, May 2020 signed contracts with the Faroe Islands Rescue service to supply a second Interceptor 48 S.A.R. craft.

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About Safehaven Marine 

Safehaven Marine are designers and builders of FRP Pilot boats, Patrol boats, Crew transfer vessels, Hydrographic survey catamarans, Naval & Military craft and unique custom private motor yachts. All our vessels are built to the highest standards of strength & engineering and are renowned worldwide for their exceptional sea-keeping abilities, we set a new World long-range speed record in 2017 with our own vessel and crew. Established in 1996 we have built over 138 vessels supplied to 27 countries worldwide with over 40 pilot vessels in operation globally, and have become leaders in our field.

Based in Youghal, Co Cork Ireland, Safehaven manufacture our vessels from two modern factories, with all design work carried out in house, and built with our own experienced team of engineers, carpenters, electricians, shipwrights and laminators.

Always at the forefront of new technology and designs we continuously develop our range and push the frontiers of design: In 2020 we aim to set a UIM Transatlantic World record with our unique (patent applied for) new 22m high-speed vessel XSV20

Interceptor 42 pilot boat

The Pilot 42 model built by Safehaven Marine has been delivered to ports worldwide and has proved to be a superb sea boat performing admirably in pilotage operations with all owners extolling its virtues of seakeeping, strength and stability.

L.O.A. (Length overall) 13.2m

L.W.L. (Length along waterline) 11.5m

Length moulded (GRP hull only) 12.7

Beam Moulded (GRP only ex fender) 4.0m

Beam overall (Including fenders) 4.4m

Draft (Depth of hull below waterline) 1.35m

Displacement Lightship 14,500kg

Fully loaded 16,000kg

Fuel capacity 1600 litres

Water capacity 110 litres

Crew capacity 5 persons

Engines Volvo D9 425hp

Gearboxes ZF325

Subdivision 4 x separate watertight compartments

Crew capacity 1-2 crew plus 3- 4 pilots

Classification PRS

Speed 23.5kts fully loaded

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