Port of Lowestoft christens newest pilot boat

An official naming ceremony was held for Kingfisher, the UK Port of Lowestoft’s newest pilot boat, on Tuesday, July 16.

Goodchild Marine Services built the £670,000 (US$835,000) vessel following the award of a contract by Associated British Ports (ABP) in October of last year.

Designed by France’s Pantocarene, Kingfisher has a carbon fibre hull, a length of 12 metres, and a speed in excess of 26 knots.

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