NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) has awarded Seatamer Marine the tender for the build of two patrol boats to be used in the Sydney region.
Maritime Acting General Manager Maritime Operations Trevor Williams said two 7.5m patrol boats would be built by the Lake Macquarie-based boatbuilder for a combined cost of $473,500.
“Both will be replacement patrol boats to be used by Boating Safety Officers — one for Sydney Harbour and one for Port Hacking,” said Williams.
According to Williams the lightweight aluminium vessels will both include preferred design elements from other patrol boats operating in the area.
“This includes touchscreens, bigger windows and a windscreen which rakes back for better visibility as well as a simplified cabin layout for easier movement when underway,” Williams explained.
Among its fleet, RMS already has three Seatamer boats on Sydney Harbour as well as a navigation surveying vessel, which is used on the NSW coast.
The patrol boats are due for completion ahead of the new boating season which starts in October.