Kvichak offers patrol vessel based on Royal Marines Offshore Raiding Craft

Written by Nick Blenkey

Patrol-28Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., Seattle,has constructed and launched the first vessel in a new product line. The Patrol 28 is an all-aluminum vessel designed by Kvichak/Amgram Ltd., U.K. for effective operation in port and coastal waters, including shallow areas throughout the world.

The parent design is based on the Offshore Raiding Craft built by Holyhead Marine, U.K. for the Royal Marines. Missions for the Patrol 28 include search and rescue, border patrol and maritime security.

Powered by twin Honda 225 hp VTEC outboards, the Patrol 28 cruises at speeds over 45 knots.

The design has these features:

  • Low freeboard aft to assist in recovery of personnel from the water
  • Fendering system designed for shock absorption and protection from damage when alongside other vessels
  • Excellent visibility from all seats in the deckhouse
  • Very steady seakeeping with exceptional maneuvering characteristics
  • Two crew members seated next to opening windows to permit easy use of their weapons
  • Wide arcs of fire for both fore and aft gun stations; generous overlap where both guns can be brought to bear
  • Foredeck arranged for easy boarding, with access on both sides of deckhouse to enable crew movement during boarding

Main particulars are:

  • Length (overall): 32 ft 6 in (9.70 m)
  • Length (molded): 28 ft (8.53 m)
  • Beam: 10.5 ft (3.2 m)
  • Displacement (full load): 9,970 lb
  • Static draft: ~32 in (.81m)
  • Fuel: 121 gallons
  • Speed (approx): >45 knots
  • Shockwave shock mitigating seats

March 23, 2012

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