Supacat and Marell Boats Partner05-10-2021
Supacat and Marell Boats are bidding the Marell M15, which has set new standards for high-speed vessels and is proven in service with the Stockholm Sea Police, for the UK Metropolitan Police’s requirement for a vessel to operate on the Thames Estuary and Inshore Waters. Further procurement opportunities will be targeted with the UK MoD and other UK Police Forces with access to waterways, as well as requirements in other countries.
The partnership is offering the latest Marell M15 powered by three Volvo Penta D6-440 DPI engines. The addition of a third engine increases the Marell M15’s acceleration and its top speed from 40 to 50 knots while maintaining low fuel consumption at 40 knots. It has exceptional manoeuvrability both at high and low speed and runs completely dry with sea spray directed to the side of the boat at all speeds. The additional absence of a hump ensures the helmsman maintains a clear view in front.
The high forward deck and low aft deck provide an ideal platform for patrolling, surveillance, interception and boarding. The aft deck can carry extra loads or watercraft, or serve as a helicopter launch platform.
Marell Boats is unique in building its boats upright in a jig making production of the hulls highly accurate. Quality is further increased by the transvers and longitudinal frames being keyed into each other so that the vessels are built to very tight tolerances.
Phil Applegarth, Director of Supacat, said, “Supacat’s experience of military, government and non-defence applications combined with Marell’s expertise in high-speed aluminium boats make a perfect match to grow a common business in the UK defence and security market, as well as in other markets such as the Commonwealth”.
Gerard Törneman, Global Sales, Marell Boats Sweden AB, said, “We are thrilled to work with all the experienced people at Supacat. They are easy to work with and have a great market attitude in supporting the customer from initial project phase to aftermarket services”.
Supacat is the world’s leading specialist in the design and development of high mobility defence vehicles with over 1000 specialist, battle-proven vehicles delivered into service globally. Part of SC Group, it is an innovative engineering and design company providing global, defence focussed products and services with offices in the UK and Australia. Its agility and speed enables Supacat to provide and fully support high performance solutions in short timescales. The UK Ministry of Defence’s procurement of Jackal and Coyote vehicles demonstrates the regard in which Supacat’s capabilities and products are held. www.supacat.com
About Marell Boats
The initial M15 Patrol was delivered to the Stockholm Sea Police in June 2020. Later this year the Marell M15 Q was launched for speeds up to 70 knots, for high-speed interception and boarding. Again, Marell was awarded Interceptor of the year 2020, paving the way for global expansion and recognition.The excellent features of the Marell M15 platform lead Marell Boats into their first commercial tourist vessel, which has been signed with a large Norwegian operator. This new segment goes hand in hand with the increased demand for high-speed luxury tender boats with exclusive interior. Marell has during 2021 launched two new models for this market, namely M12 and M15 Custom, also available as Tender. Moreover, on the drawing board is now an M17, shaped for the future with regards to propulsion system, performance and comfort.
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