Oceania Interiors has started the design stage for the manufacture of the first 2 of 10 fast patrol vessels for a South East Asian maritime police force. The 17.6 metre craft will be built by Gading Marine Engineering in Malaysia to a design by New Zealand naval architects LOMOcean.
The patrol vessels are 17.6m LOA, 4.6m beam, powered by 2 x Man V8 1200hp engines, with 2 x Hamilton HJ404 Water Jet propulsion, and, due to their lightweight construction, capable of very high speeds and range.
The interiors will be built to the requirements of NZ Maritime Rule 40C and key features are:
- Hi-spec, weight critical interior, manufactured from Aluminium Honeycomb panels, composite components and perforated aluminium ceilings – High attention to weight minimisation
- 2 x cabins for overnight accommodation sleeping maximum 8 crew in 6 x fixed berths and 2 x Pullman folding bunks
- Small Galley with hob, sink and refrigerator
- Head/shower featuring a custom built fibreglass module
- Bridge/technical space with helm and navigation consoles, chart tables and storage – Full blackout blinds
- Stud tile flooring throughout.
Manufacturing of the interiors is due to commence shortly, once the 3D design has been signed off by the shipyard. Parts will be CNC cut in Oceania Interiors modern facility, located in Port Whangarei New Zealand, close to Oceania Marine’s shipyards. Components and units, once complete, are made up into packs for loading into containers for dispatch to Malaysia for installation under Oceania Interior’s supervision.