Goodchild Marine
Call 01493 782301
High speed shallow water 6.8 metre intervention launch
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We were asked by Briggs Marine to design and build a specialist intervention launch to be used by the UK Environment Agency with very tight draught, height and length restrictions, capable of travelling at high speed and going offshore night and day with up to 4 crew members.

Arthur Mursell of TT Boat Designs completed the design work for us. Mecal, on behalf of MCA, advised how to make the open boat design acceptable for working at sea day and night. The skipper of the boat being replaced advised on equipment and layout.

Goodchild Marine oversaw the design and build of the aluminium hull, decks, and console at Alicat Workboats Ltd in Great Yarmouth.

Following delivery of the hull and decks to our yard, we completed the boat in compliance with the MCA code category 3. The new design performed well and reached nearly 32 knots fully loaded with 4 people aboard during trials.

She has since been named Orion.

  • Goodchild Marine were asked to design and build a specialist intervention launch to be used by the UK Environment Agency.
  • Designed to provide a tight draught, height and length restrictions, capable of travelling at high speed and going offshore night and day with up to 4 crew members.
  • Goodchild Marine oversaw the design and build of the aluminium hull, decks, and console at Alicat Workboats Ltd in Great Yarmouth.
  • The design performed well and reached nearly 32 knots fully loaded with four people aboard.
Outline Specification
Length Overall 6.8 metres
Beam 2.5 metres
Draught loaded (approx) 0.325 metres (with engine trimmed up), 0.635 metres (engine jacked up), 0.76 metres (engine fully down)
Engine Honda 150 hp with transom jack to reduce draught when required
Fuel capacity 150 litres
Lightship displacement 1,571 kgs
Fully loaded displacement About 2,050 kgs. on trials
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