NEW BUILD – 16m All Weather Fast Craft ( ID:1440 )

TEL: +44 7798 607 323

MAKE: All weather Multi-purpose fast craft (Rescue, Pilot)

DATE LAUNCHED: Built to order
LENGTH: 16.8m (55ft 1in)
BEAM: 4.8m (15ft 8in)
DRAFT: 1.4m (4ft 7in)
LOCATION: ex factory France, delivered anywhere

ID: 1440


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Established in 1969, Bernard Shipyards is one of the best French builders of top quality commercial vessels. Their portfolio includes fishing vessels, passenger ships, military vessels of various kinds and pilot/rescue boats that SeaBoats are proud to market all over the world
The shipyard applies the most advanced composite technologies and materials - like infusion, resin impregnation and advanced coring materials - to create vessels that are both light in weight and superior in strength, comparing favorably to steel and aluminum but without vulnerability to corrosion.
Bernard shipyards produce a line of all weather multi-purpose fast crafts from 12 to 18 mt in length. Unsinkable and self-righting these vessels are designed to offer safety, speed and comfort in the toughest surroundings.

ORC 160 is a 16 mt. model that has been delivered to several government bodies in France and in the Pacific region.

Her main characteristics are :

Overall length 16.82m
Hull length 16.09m
Waterline length 15.60m
Overall width 4.80m
Hull width 4.60m
Draft 1.40m
Air draft (mast folded) 4.08m

With 2 X 500 Hp @ 1,800 rpm inboard diesels, ORC 160 can maintain a 25 knots service speed even in very difficult conditions and can be employed in a wide range of activities :

Assistance in disaster areas
Evacuations of patients from ships or from islands to the mainland
Towing of low tonnage vessels
ORC 160 can also be equipped with a system installed on the aft deck containing two life rafts for 100 passengers. These can be quickly released in case of a major incident (eg evacuation of passengers from a ferry or from a plane).

The vessel is extremely well built and offers the highest degree of safety. It is self-righting and, thanks to a hull divided into 5 sections by watertight bulkheads, absolutely unsinkable.

Materials, machinery and systems are the best available.

Standard equipment includes :

Towing system
Zodiac RIB with outboard
MOB crane
Fire-fighting system
Complete navigation/radio equipment