Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently constructed and launched a new vessel at their facility in Seattle, WA. The Patrol 28 is an all-aluminum vessel designed by Kvichak/Amgram Ltd., UK for effective operation in port and coastal waters, including shallow areas throughout the world.
The parent design is based on the Offshore Raiding Craft from Holyhead Marine, UK for the UK 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 incorporated the follow 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
Additional vessel features include:
Length (molded): 28’ (8.53m)
Beam: 10.5’ (3.2m)
Length (overall): 32’ 6” (9.70m)
Displacement (full load): 9,970 lbs
Static draft: ~32” (.81m)
Fuel: 121 gallons
Speed (approx): >45 knots
Shockwave shock mitigating seats
Furuno electronics package
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, March 28, 2012; Image: kvichak