Watercat 1300 Patrol boat is designed especially for independent patrolling, SAR, evacuation and interception tasks and operations.
The vessel is maintained and operated either OPVs or shore bases. It is designed to operate in demanding operations in the littoral, confined, and shallow water environments and weather conditions. Vessel can totally carry 12 persons and can be fitted with advanced navigation, compact C3, surveillance and reconnaissance as well as light weapon systems suitable for versatile Coast Guard/Law Enforcement tasks. In the design, special attention has been paid to vessel’s easy and cost-effective maintenance during its life cycle. Thus, the vessel’s operational sustainability is very high.
The hull is made of marine grade aluminium and the construction is all welded. The propulsion is two waterjets powered by two diesel engines giving a top speed over 30 knots with full load. Sprint speed for the lightweight vessel can be reached over 40 knots. The waterjet system gives the boat excellent maneuverability and when necessary, the boat can be stopped almost within one boat’s length from full ahead. An essential advantage in coastal use is that, due to the waterjet propulsion, the bottom of the boat is perfectly smooth which enables the boat to operate safely in very shallow waters. The modern hull design of this vessel guarantees excellent maneuverability and sea keeping capability in all sea states of its operating area. Vessel runs extremely smoothly and predictably.