EIGHT COMMERCIAL STABICRAFT BOATS FOR NT GOVERNMENT
New boats for NT
- Eight new boats delivered worth $233,000+ each
- Each Stabicraft commercial boat will travel almost 300km each day
- Operational area will cover a 10,953km coastline
New Zealand plate-aluminium boat manufacturer Stabicraft will send eight commercial boats to the Northern Territory after being awarded an Australian Government contract.
Eight Stabicraft 6.9 Supercab boats will be delivered to the Northern Territory Police Fire and Emergency Services, where they are expected to begin operations in late July. The Stabicraft 6.9 is the commercial descendant of the Stabicraft 659 Supercab.
COMMERCIAL STABICRAFT BOATS
The fleet of commercial Stabicraft boats is expected to see operations in harbours, in remote police operations, in search and rescue missions, and also support fisheries, marine safety compliance and general policing of the marine environment.
Each boat has a two-man crew and is expected to make daily voyages of up to 150nm (277km). The boats will be deployed over a stretch of coastline of no less than 10,953km.
Each boat is fitted with twin Yamaha 100hp outboard motors. Other marine equipment includes Stressfree anchor winches, gun lockers in bow (when was the last time you had one of those installed? – E ), Lowrance HDS-10 electronics, 4G Radar, VHF radio, roof spotlights and much, much more.
Each Stabicraft 6.9 Supercab had to meet Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Standards. In doing so, the boats were built to 2C Survey Standard.
Australian Customs & Border Protection operates 19 similar Stabicraft commercial boats with the Victorian Coastguard and other Australian wide marine water service agencies.
STABICRAFT 6.9 SUPERCAB SPECIFICATIONS
Length overall: 6.9m
Weight (dry): 2580kg
People capacity: 6
Engine: Twin Yamaha F100 four-stroke outboard motors
Hull thickness: 6mm
Pontoon thickness: 4mm
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