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Safehaven Marine Put Finishing Touches on New Pilot Boat for Portuguese Port

7th January 2022
Celso Madeira is Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat and the 26th of the Interceptor 48 model
Celso Madeira is Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat and the 26th of the Interceptor 48 model Credit: Safehaven Marine/Facebook

Safehaven Marine’s 49th pilot boat is headed to Portugal this month following the completion of winter sea trials.

Celso Madeira has been commissioned for pilotage operations at the Port of Sines, south of Lisbon.

Powered by a pair of Volvo D13 500hp engines, the 26th Interceptor 48 produced by the Cork performance boat builders has an operational speed of 25 knots and a capacity of seven for pilots and crew.

Celso Madeira in sea trials off the South Coast in December | Credit: Safehaven Marine/FacebookCelso Madeira in sea trials off the South Coast in December | Credit: Safehaven Marine/Facebook

It’s the company’s second pilot boat for Portugal in three years, after the delivery of an Interceptor 48 to Leixoes in January 2019.

And it follows November’s delivery of another Interceptor 48 for pilotage at the Port of Waterford, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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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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