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Safehaven Marine Launch New Interceptor 48 for Port of Coruna, Northern Spain

28th September 2020
‘Practicos Coruna Ochno’ built in Cork for Northern Spain duty ‘Practicos Coruna Ochno’ built in Cork for Northern Spain duty

Specialist Pilot boat builders Safehaven Marine of Cork, have launched a new Interceptor 48 pilot boat for the Port of Coruna in Northern Spain.

‘Practicos Coruna Ochno’ is powered by a pair of Volvo D13 500hp continuously rated engines and ZF Gearboxes. Propulsion is by conventional stern gear turning 28” propellers giving her a 25-knots continuous operational speed. Capable of carrying seven pilots and crew all on shock mitigation seating comfortably in her spacious fully lined cabin with extremely low noise levels of 73db recorded.

Her central helm position with all-round visibilityHer central helm position with all-round visibility

She is proving very economical using just under 80 litres of fuel per hr on each engine at 25kts. 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 proven MOB recovery system is fitted on the transom allowing a casualty to be easily recovered in a MOB situation. A full suite of Garmin electronics is installed at her central helm position which provides excellent all-round visibility and control of the craft when undertaking alongside ship pilot transfers.

The new Interceptor 48 alongside the ‘Taccola’ dredger(Above and below) The new Interceptor 48 alongside the ‘Taccola’ dredgerDredgerDredger

Safehaven undertook extensive rough weather sea trials to fully test her and took advantage of being able to do multiple boarding trails alongside the ‘Taccola’ dredger that is operating in Cork harbour presently, demonstrating to clients how nicely she handles alongside and captured some cool photos and video.

spacious forward cabinSpacious forward cabinCapable of carrying seven pilots and crew all on shock mitigation seatingCapable of carrying seven pilots and crew all on shock mitigation seating

Over the next week, she will be prepared for yet another remote Covid forced handover, with the owners being unable to visit at all throughout her construction, which was managed through plenty of online videos and photos which proved very effective.

She is to be shipped to Coruna only a few weeks late in early October. Once in operation there Safehaven expect her to handle admirably the big ‘Bay of Biscay’ seas the port can experience this coming winter.

She is Safehaven’s fifth pilot boat supplied to Spain and 45th pilot boat built overall.

Interceptor 48 pilot boat Principle Dimensions

L.O.A. (Length overall) 14.9m
Beam overall (Including fenders) 4.4m
Draft (Depth of hull below waterline) 1.3m
Displacement Lightship 16,200kg
Fully loaded 18,800kg
Fuel capacity 1800 litres
Water capacity 110 litres
Crew capacity 7 persons
Engines Volvo D13 500hp
Gearboxes ZF500
Propellers 28” 4 blade equipoise
Seating KAB514 suspension seats
Electronics Radar, GPS, Sonar, VHF
Garmin 48nm, 15” & 12” displays, ECDS, Dual-beam graphic display
Icom VHF DSC x2
Subdivision 4 x separate watertight compartments
Classification PRS
Speed (continuous operation) 25kts

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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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