Finish specialist aluminium shipyard Kewatec, has handed over its latest Pilot 1630, to pilot boat operator Gdańsk Pilot in Poland.

The fast pilot boat is self-righting and designed with extraordinary safety performance for both the pilots and boat operators.

This is the second Pilot 1630 that Kewatec has handed over.

Kewatec Pilot 1630 has a large wheelhouse, and it is flexible mounted to the hull for minimum noise. The boat is equipped with two Caterpillar C 18 marine engines and CJR FPP propellers. There is a separate galley and sleeping bunks in the downstairs. The extensive navigation equipment is supplied by Furuno and communication from Cobham Sailor.

The boat is set to join the established fleet of Gdańsk Pilot, which also consists of the sister ship ‘Pilot 23’ that was delivered to the customer last year.

Oy Kewatec AluBoat Ab is a Finnish company with a history dating back to the 1970s. The business is based on strong boat expertise and is today one of the nordic region’s leading manufacturers of professional aluminium boats. A large proportion of the boats are exported.

The company has delivered hundreds of professional boats to meet diverse customer needs. Kewatec’s customer base consists of public actors such as sea rescue and coastguard organisations, fire brigades, police authorities, and defence forces, as well as other companies and associations that need work boats for professional use.

The wide range of products includes professionally designed work boats, passenger boats, Fire Fighting and Oil Recovery boats, pilot boats and patrol vessels, which can be easily modified to meet each customer’s specific needs.

The company also offers professional boat docking services and associated maintenance, repair, and renovation services as well as modifications.

Turnover is approximately EUR 27 million and the business employs approximately 100 peoplein facilities at Kokkola and Porvoo in Finland and Bergen in Norway. The company is headquartered in Kokkola.

Kewatec Pilot 24 handover

Kewatec Pilot 24 handover