Patrol boat

8.5 Jet Patrol

8.5 Jet Patrol RIB vessel is an evaluation boat that acts as a basis for the development of the new class of fast boats for Finnish Border Guard (FBG).

The new NV boat class will be able to support and secure FBG coastal stations into the future, along with an existing larger patrol boat.

The new boat class will an active, basic tool at FBG stations and efficiently perform diverse of FBG policing missions at sea.

The excellent qualities of the 8.5 Jet Patrol designate it for use in various SAR and operational tasks, such as:

  • Border surveillance and safety
  • SAR (immediate departure for rescue missions)
  • Law enforcement / crime prevention
  • Supervision of traffic at sea
  • Fishing and hunting supervision
  • Frontex and other international operations

Designed, built and certified according to the Finnish Maritime Administration’s Commercial Craft Rules in category B; the vessel’s certification was by VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland). The Vessel has cutting edge integrated electrical, navigation and communication systems. Its comprehensive radio equipment includes sea-, authority- and data communications.

Vessel has 404 kW diesel main engine with waterjet propulsion. The 8.5 Jet Patrol’s modern hull design guarantees excellent handling and seakeeping capability in all sea states. Its cruising speed is 35 knots and top speed exceeds 40 knots.  The 8.5 Jet Patrol’s range exceeds 170 nautical miles when fully loaded.

General characteristics

LENGTH8,9 m
BEAM3,2 m
DRAFT0,6 m
DISPLACEMENT3800 kg (loaded)
SPEED (MAX)> 40 kn
RANGE170 nm

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