ARMSTRONG MARINE COMPLETES NAIAD PILOT BOAT BOUND FOR MEXICO

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ARMSTRONG MARINE COMPLETES NAIAD PILOT BOAT BOUND FOR MEXICO
Armstrong Marine USA recently delivered Piloto VIII to support marine pilotage operations in and around the Port of Manzanillo, Mexico.

Designed by Naiad and built at Armstrong’s Port Angeles production facility, the 9.5m x 3.3m RHIB features a walk around cabin, storage cuddy, Northern Lights, Inc. & Technicold 6kW generator, and seating for four. The foam collar system is coated with Rhino Linings TuffGrip for durable fendering.

Naiad CEO John Cowan said, “Naiads are firm favorites with pilot operators who, as part of their job function, are required to go out even in rough conditions. The carefully designed deep-vee hull form and large fenders provide great sea-keeping and ride, ensuring pilots arrive fit and ready for their work.”

Twin 250hp Suzuki Outboards deliver 32 knot cruise and 40 knot top speeds. SeaStar Solutions electronic steering paired with an Optimus 360 joystick and Lenco Marine trim tabs ensure superior handling and maneuverability.

Piloto VIII also features flush, non-skid decks for unimpeded access and thoughtfully placed handrails throughout, allowing for safe and secure pilot transfers. Rigid Industries - LED Lighting flood deck lights, two forward and two aft, enhance safety during nighttime operation. Additional exterior customizations include aluminum engine guards, a foredeck bollard, and battery box that doubles as an aft deck bench seat.

Inside, S3 Shockwave Seats with folding armrests and footrests accommodate the operator plus three passengers. A Dometic A/C unit keeps the cabin comfortably cool. Sliding side windows, two aft cabin bulkhead windows, and five look-up windows maximize visibility while approaching and operating alongside ships. The NMEA/Furuno Marine Electronics package includes a NavNet TZTouch2 12” multifunction display for intuitive navigation. Communications equipment includes two Icom America Inc VHF radios and a Speco Technologies loud hailer. The vessel is also outfitted with a Catch and Lift man overboard rescue system provided by Intelligent Sailing.

Armstrong Marine USA is the only North American boat builder licensed to produce vessels from Naiad’s proven portfolio.

All photos by Maddie Hunt Photography.
Armstrong Marine USA Inc.
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by Metal Shark Boats - published

Jeanerette, LA – November 14th, 2019: Shipbuilder Metal Shark has delivered two new pilot boats to New Orleans-based operator Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, LLC (BCMT).

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Article Sixth High-Speed Launch for Delta Pilots

by Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding - published

Delta Launch Services has ordered a new pilot boat from Gladding Hearn Shipbuilding (Duclos Corporation).

This is the sixth St. John’s Class launch built by the Somerset, Mass. shipyard. Delivery of the new 52-footer is scheduled for July 2020.

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Article NEW PILOT BOAT DPC TOLKA ARRIVES IN DUBLIN PORT

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Dublin Port Company has taken delivery of a new Pilot Boat, named DPC Tolka. The state-of-the art vessel arrived in Dublin Port having set sail from Great Yarmouth via Lowestoft, Dover, Gosport, Plymouth, Falmouth and Milford Haven.

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Video Camarc Design Pilot Boats Overview 2015

Found on YouTube. Created by "CamarcDesign".

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Video Sailing Cornubia a Bristol Channel PILOT CUTTER

Found on YouTube. Created by "Classic Yacht TV".
CLASSIC YACHT TV 'FEATURED BOAT FOR SALE'. Launched in 1911, built for Pilot Morrice, ‘Cornubia’s maiden voyage was her first job - to deliver her owner and pilot to a ship off Barry Island (South Wales, UK). This film is the story of a brave and noble boat, passionately narrated by her current owner TONY WINTER.

This classic boat was restored in 2004, relaunched in 2009.

Feaured Boat For Sale on Classic Yacht TV: classicyacht.tv/classic-yachts-for-sale/#classic-yacht-tv-featured-classic-boat-for-sale

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Article Safehaven Marine to build a second S.A.R. Interceptor 48 for the Faroe Islands Rescue Service

by Marine-Pilots.com - published

Safehaven Marine have signed contracts with the Faroe Islands Rescue Service for an Interceptor 48
‘self-righting’ S.A.R. (Search and Rescue craft.) This is the second S.A.R. Interceptor 48 we have
supplied to the Faroe Islands following ‘Sverri’ in 2013, which has worked very well in the
challenging North Atlantic seas they face off the Islands, with her crew being totally confident with
her seakeeping abilities, performance and reliability during rescue operations over the last 7 years.

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Video San Ciprian’s new Interceptor 42 pilot boat ‘San Cibrao’ during rough weather sea trials.

Found on YouTube. Created by "Frank Kowalski".

Here’s a nice video of the rough weather sea trials of San Ciprian’s new Interceptor 42 Pilot boat ‘San Ciprano’. With the Covid-19 travel restrictions in place and the Guys from San Ciprian unable to fly here at present we’re having to do a remote ‘on-line handover’. So we made this video to give them every confidence that she is performing well, as she handled comfortably the stormy conditions prevailing on the South Coast of Ireland last Friday nicely, with winds of 50kts at the entrance to Cork Harbour, and over 4m heavily breaking seas offshore in the shoaling waters off the Daunt Rock, presenting the exact heavy weather conditions she was designed and built for. As the pilots in San Ciprian have to deal with the challenging seas of the Bay of Biscay in wintertime, we wanted to ensure she was up to the task. She is due to be shipped overland shortly where she is needed urgently to ensure essential pilotage to ships entering and departing the Port in Northern Spain.

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Video Pilot boat by Alumarine Shipyard

A new generation Pilot Boat !
- One of the first IPS propelled workboat
- A service speed of 30 knots
- A lightweight and solid construction in aluminium
- Fast crew operations and low running costs

The specifications of this boat have been carefully studied to optimise performance and reliability, while minimising running costs, especially fuel consumption.

Both light and powerful, this new 12-metre craft is capable of rapid turnarounds at a service speed of 30 knots.

More information on www.alumarine-shipyard.com

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Video Port Revel Ship Handling in France | by National Geographic

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They look like toy boats, but they serve a serious purpose. An outsider at this facility near Grenoble, France, may see grown men riding arounda lake in miniature ships. But these are pilots of the world's largest ships, and they're practicing navigation with meticulously engineered 1:25 scale models of real cruisers, tankers, and containerships. Port Revel Shiphandling Training Centre, in operation since 1967, has had more than 6,000 maritime pilots and merchant ship officers from all over the world train on its 13-acre man-made lake. Wind-, wave-, and current-generating machines simulate real-world conditions, to help the pilots learn how to maneuver in shallow waters and deal with emergencies—in safe conditions. The school recently added its own built-to-scale course of the giant new locks that will open next year to allow the passage of large ships through the Panama Canal. The Panama Canal Pilots Association has made its own training lake but is sending senior pilots and simulator instructors to Port Revel to learn how to teach using manned models. Port Revel has built two large model ships and is sending them along with four radio-controlled tugboats to the Panama Canal training facility.
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by Marine-Pilots.com - published

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