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January

Scot Seat –KPM Marine supplies Finnish Border Guard built by Marine Alutech

Scot Seat are pleased to announce the supply of their well-proven Shock Mitigation Jockey Seats for a new generation of small inshore RHIBS supplied to the Finnish Border Guard. This first vessel was built by world leading patrol boat manufacturer Marine Alutech OY AB, based in Teijo, Finland.

The vessel in question is a Naiad 8.5 Jet Patrol NV15E RIB.  Naiad is a specialist RHIB design company based in New Zealand, and Marine Alutech is a licenced builder for the complete Naiad range.  This range compliments their existing patrol/pilot boat products.

The new vessel operational profile is to perform a wide variety of tasks from Border surveillance and safety, to search & rescue, law enforcement and crime prevention, supervision of traffic at sea, and fishery and hunting patrols.  The vessel is fitted with 8 x S2J wide jockey seats complete with FOX float air shocks. The seats will ensure that the passengers are comfortable and protected when the vessel is operating at high speeds or in rough seas. The vessel’s maximum speed is well in excess of 40 knots and the vessel has a range in excess of 170 Nautical miles at its designed cruising speed of 35 knots.

The vessel is designed, built and certified to the Finnish Maritime Administration’s Commercial Craft Rules Cat B and is fitted with some of the latest state of the art systems and equipment.  The seats were a key consideration to the fit out.

Scot Seat Managing Director Jonathan Young commented, “We are delighted that we have been chosen to supply our seating system for this vessel.  What is particularly pleasing is that this project has seen 3 milestones achieved by us.  Firstly – it is the first boat we have supplied seats for designed by Naiad Design, secondly the first boat built by Marine Alutech, and third, the first seats we have supplied to the Finnish Border Guard.  The seats are built to rigorous standards and we know they will stand up very well to any demanding conditions that the crew will put them through.”

Posted by Louise Crowden | Categories: General News, Product News, Scotseat KPM Marine,