Naiad 12.6m Twin Shaft Drive

The Naiad 12.6m twin diesel shaft configuration handles exceptionally well at all speeds. With the hull designed to eliminate the pre planning hump even the awkward speeds of 10 – 15 knots provide confirmation of the vessels ability.

Naiad 12.6m Pilot Boat - Honolulu. Features:

  • No preplanning hump
  • Custom cabin layouts
  • Tapered stern
  • Spacious cabin
  • Flush forward deck
  • Wide walkway around cabin

The hull is designed for maximum efficiency, allowing operations to be carried out with minimum wash and providing a cruise speed of approximately 25 knots, with a maximum of 29.5 knots. This gives the ability to board ships at greater speeds meaning a safer transfer of pilots, especially in rougher conditions with the ship quartering the sea and swell and running at the speed of the swell.

This boat can be easily lifted from the water on a single strop, with four heavy lifting points flush mounted in the deck. The rear grate-style platform can be lowered quickly and provides excellent access to the stern, to aid recovery in a man overboard situation.

The ability to manoeuvre easily in a variety of situations, and its smooth ride in rough conditions has impressed many pilots. One pilot remarked, "this boat is far better than we anticipated". Others agreed that they would definitely purchase Naiad again for future Pilot Boats.

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Length O/A 12.6 metres
Beam O/A 4.0 metres
Beam Internal 3.0 metres
Tube Diameter 600mm D Shape Air Fender
700mm D Shape Foam Fender
Deadrise 20 deg
Weight 9000 kgs
Engines 2 x 300hp Caterpillar diesels
Shafts and Propellers Henley's or Tiger
Construction Aluminium closely spaced frame and stringers
Underfloor fuel tank capacity 1800 litres
Speed maximum 29.5 knots
Speed cruise 23 to 25 knots
Specifications are indicative only.
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