Holyhead Marine's first of class Pilot Boat left today on its delivery passage to Harwich Haven Port Authority in Essex, the voyage is expected to take 4 days. The craft is an important new build for the boatbuilder as it marks the yards introduction into the highly competitive Pilot Boat Market.
The boat was very well received throughout its acceptance trials meeting all requirements and even surpassing the required speed of 24 knots by nearly 4 knots. This has allowed the maximum revs to be limited improving fuel economy and giving a greater engine life whilst still achieving the speed required. The craft will now enter an evaluation period at Harwich Haven to highlight any refinements that are required to the design before work on the Authorities second boat will start.