Three Naiad 9.5 for NSW Water Police

the three NSW Water Police Craft, in front of the Sydney Opera House and Harbor Bridge. The NSW Police Marine Area Command took delivery of their three Naiad 9.5m vessels in January 2013. They were built by Naiad's Australian East Coast licensee, Yamba Welding and Engineering.

The boats are 9.5m stepped hull, with a hardtop cabin, forward racking windows and Hybrid fenders. This utilises a solid foam core covered by the traditional extra heavy duty Naiad outer cover. 

Twin 4 stroke 250hp motors power the craft with a top speed of 45 knots and range of up to 200 nautical miles. High visibility has also been one of the upgrades with police repeating their safety messages regarding water safety.

The cabin has seating for three persons: Helm, Navigator/Communications and Crew. Storage is abundant for all of the necessary rescue equipment plus the forward cabin provides plenty of space for large items.

This vessel uses Naiad's double stepped hull, but the keel has been modified to run consistently along the whole length. This allows the trailer to use keel rollers without being damaged by the steps in the hull.

In the YouTube video below NSW Police Deputy Commissioner Catherine Burn, supported by Marine Area Command and Acting Assistant Commissioner, Mark Hutchings briefed the media about their new fleet.

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Length O/A 9.5 metres
Length W/L 7.9 metres
Beam O/A 3.1 metres
Tubes Hybrid Collar System with foam core and Extra Heavy Duty outer cover.
Deadrise 23 Deg
Draft 540 mm
Engines 2 x Yamaha 250 Fourstroke outboards
Power 2 x 250hp (186.4 Kw)
Speed 61.1 Kph (33 knots) cruise
78 Kph (42 knots) max
Seating 3 x KAB suspension seats 
Fuel tank capacity 600 litres
Specifications are indicative only.

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