Security and Patrol Boats


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Navatek has teamed with the developer of the Bladerunner high-speed, air entrapment hull form to co-develop security/patrol boats using their patented hull form. The advantages of this hull design are described in more detail under the link “Licensed Hull Forms.” The Bladerunner offers safe, predictable maneuvering and handling at speeds reaching 88 knots, providing an effective military/police craft for any mission requiring high speeds, including Navy fleet force protection against terrorist craft, delivery of special operations forces, and drug interdiction. Navatek is currently developing a 51-foot, 13-ton, 51-knot military version of this technology. With a beam of 14 feet and a draft of 4 feet, it will be powered by twin 700 HP diesel engines. A deep-vee hull form with its anti-slamming bow and superb seakeeping has already been incorporated into the design of large patrol craft. Navatek is working to develop both a 45-foot and a 100-foot security/patrol boat version. The 45-foot, 17-ton, 43-knot patrol boat will have a draft of 4 feet and a range of 250 nautical miles at 30 knots and will be powered by three 700 HP diesel engines. Although fully adaptable to meet a wide range of military missions, it has been designed to effectively conform to the performance specifications for the U.S. Coast Guard’s new Response Boat-Medium (RBM). Although not as fast as the Bladerunner 51, it can carry a substantially larger payload.