Norsafe rescue boat launch

Norsafe Munin S1200 Norsafe Munin S1200 rescue and patrol boat. Credit: Rebecca Jeffrey

Norsafe has launched a new 12m rescue and patrol boat with rigid bulwarks, a D-fender configuration and flexible use deck space.

The open Munin S1200 has a top speed of 65 knots and maximum load of 2.500kg. It comes with a triple Mercury Verado 400 outboard installation and the same platform can be delivered with sterndrives, surface drives or a waterjet installation.

Speaking at Seawork, where the boat was launched, Bjarte Skaala, consultant to Norsafe, said: “This particular boat has triple installation and 1200 horsepower. We have inboard diesel, twin surface drive and waterjets. The boat is stable with all its different propulsion systems and its performance is very secure. The top speed is 65 knots and we have a lot of space inside.

“The benefit of the design is that it has got two steps underneath. That leaves air lubrication and we can have about 10% better fuel consumption than a normal hull. The fender is not air-filled, it’s foam, which you cannot puncture. The outer skin is a wear and tear skin. It is very easy and low cost and it’s very easy to change it. Simplicity is the main aspect of the boat.”

Flexible design

The hull and deck are made from vacuum infused glass reinforced vinylester, while the console has been designed with large flat surfaces making it easy to install additional mission specific equipment and the large dashboard can be delivered with a two or three crew layout. All main components can be reconfigured to user specific needs with the console positioned aft, midship or forward.

Munin S1200 open comes with two different bimini solutions. A large bimini with a full height windscreen offers a protected cockpit but with open access to the surroundings of the boat and a large flexible mounting platform for sensors and equipment.

The second option comes with a short windscreen and a short bimini only covering the area above the dashboard. The short bimini works as a mounting platform for navigational equipment. It folds forward to reduce transportation height.

The boat features an ergonomically designed helm and either shock absorbing seats or high-end saddle seats with laminated foam core covering for maximum comfort. The rigid construction also reduces and avoids excessive noise and slamming.

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