|DIMENSIONS & DATA:
|| 16.0 m
|| 4.5 m
|| 0.8 m
|| 2 x 1200hp
|| 4000 litres
|| 40 knots
|| 55 knots
|| 450 nautical miles
16m Customs Patrol Craft
Designed specifically for the Royal Malaysian Customs Department, this
design was a production run of nine units.
Intended as a high speed patrol craft, the boats are capable of a sprint
speed in excess of 50 knots from twin 1200hp V12 MAN diesels at mid loading.
Driven by Seafury surface drives,
the boats are reported to have exceptionally good handling characteristics,
with high levels of manoeuvrability and good rough weather capabilities.
With a fuel capacity of 4000 litres, the boat has a range of 450 nautical
miles (10% reserve) at 40 knots.
Constructed in advanced composite materials, the boat was designed for
high levels of toughness, utilising materials such as Adhesive Technologies
epoxy resins, Dupont's Kevlar cloths and ATC's Corecell foams.
The hulls are classed to Det Norske Veritas High Speed and Light Craft
certification with a 3g maximum allowable deceleration at the longitudinal
centre of gravity.
Accommodating two officers and four crew, these boats form a very resourceful
and versatile vessel and one that will become a very familiar sight to
Asian smugglers in years to come.
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