Austal’s Cape Class Patrol Boat

By Keith Henderson at February 02, 2012 06:26
Filed Under: Company News, Research & Development
Austal is to supply the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service with a fleet of eight Cape Class Patrol Boats. The US $ 375 million contract includes through life support for eight years. Construction of the first hull is due to commence this month with completion planned for March 2013. Delivery date for the completion of the contract for all eight vessels is in the third quarter of 2015. The new vessels have an LOA of 190 ft (58 m) and are powered twin Caterpillar 3516C diesel engines, driving fixed pitch propellers. Maximum speed is 25 kn and range is 4,000+ nautical miles at 12 kn. [More]

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