These purpose-built, 12m high speed interceptors are a new generation of Police RHIB. They offer increased space and crew comfort, and better access to the water and shore.
VP01 is the second vessel constructed for the Victoria Maritime Police in Australia. The first vessel, VP09, is based in Paynesville and VP01 will be based in Gippsland.
VP01 is a Teknicraft Design patrol boat which incorporates improved hull design features and an adjustable foil system.
Hawk V will be based in Auckland and largely tasked with patrolling the North Island’s east coast down to Napier. It will check international craft and support other agencies.
Although similar in design to ‘Deodar III’, ‘LION Foundation Rescue’ and ‘VP09’ – all constructed by Q-West, this vessel incorporates improved hull design features and an adjustable foil system.
LION Foundation Rescue is a 15.15m search and rescue catamaran built by Q-West Boat Builders in 2014 for Auckland Coastguard Incorporated.
The main function of the vessel is martime search and rescue, however it will also be used for the following:
- Assist and/or tow damaged or disabled vessels
- Transport of sick and injured persons
- Support of aerial operations
- Promotion of boating safety
- Surveillance operations
VP09 was completed in 2014 by Q-West Boat Builders for the Victoria Maritime Police, Paynesville, Australia. The vessel was designed by Teknicraft Design Ltd as a patrol boat. This is the first boat that Q-West have built for this client.