Royal Thai Police Take Delivery of 24m Catamaran Patrol Boats

  • Royal Thai Police Take Delivery of 24m Catamaran Patrol Boats
08 Jul 2016

Incat Crowther are pleased to announce the delivery of Ratayapibanbancha and Arcarachwaratorn, a pair of 24m Catamaran Patrol Boats. Built by the Bangkok based Seacrest Marine within a demanding delivery schedule, delivery of the vessels closes a capability gap identified by the Royal Thai Police.

Ratayapibanbancha and Arcarachwaratorn are based on the innovative ‘Reef Ranger’ which was designed by Incat Crowther and commenced operation as a patrol boat on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef in 2014.The platform has demonstrated superior operating characteristics in service and was identified as capable of meeting the mission demanded by the Royal Thai Police.

A large aft working deck houses a 4.5m fast rescue craft, forward of which is the main deck cabin. The cabin has a fully-featured galley to starboard and a wet room to port. Forward of the hull access are two large rooms, one a dormitory for 8 crew, the other a large mess and dining space.

Upstairs are two large cabins with ensuites for senior officers in addition to a private living area. The wheelhouse features a lounge and forward-raked windows affording excellent visibility. Doors from the wheelhouse provide direct access to the foredeck stairs.

Below decks are a pair of cabins for additional crew, as well as equipment, pump rooms and storage spaces.

Ratayapibanbancha and Arcarachwaratorn will perform a multitude of functions that fall under the jurisdiction of the Royal Thai Police. These include border protection, general and long range patrol duties and transporting dignitaries. To this end, the vessels have been configured to be versatile and fully-featured, including comprehensive communication equipment and office facilities. The interior spaces of the vessel are well fitted out in high-quality, durable materials appropriate for the operation.

The vessels’ engineering system installations reflect careful attention to detail. The application of underwater main engine exhaust outlets ensures very low ambient noise levels throughout the vessels and surrounding environment.

The vessels are powered by twin MAN 12V D2862 main engines, each producing 1213kW and feature Humphree interceptors. The vessels performed very well in sea trials, achieving a loaded speed of 32 knots. They are capable of a maximum speed of 34 knots and a cruise speed range of 1000 miles.

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