AWARDS 2022 | Best Self-Righting Pilot Boat – Willfreedom – Safehaven Marine
Through the impressive performance and safety record of its pilot and patrol boats, Ireland’s Safehaven Marine has achieved a global record for excellence. This has helped it achieve a remarkable record of vessel sales.
This a very impressive pilot boat and a typical example of Safehaven’s outstanding quality.
“The boat is special as she has the capability to operate as a conventional pilot vessel but also as a crewboat,” Safehaven told Baird Maritime. “As such, she is capable of carrying up to 12 persons all seated comfortably on shock-mitigation seating.”
The company said that, having built over 35 examples of boats from the same series, no significant difficulties were encountered. However, it was still useful to understand the specific customer requirements for such dual roles in a single vessel.
When asked to comment on the future of the pilotage industry, Safehaven said durability and safety will become increasingly important attributes in new vessels.
“We predict that the industry will continue to require our type of proven all-weather-capable heavy duty pilot craft with an increasing emphasis on pilot safety and vessel efficiency.”