Patrol Vessel Former Royal Navy

was fastest vessel in the Navy
  • Boat REF#  ·  331330
  • Length  ·  15.95m
  • Year  ·  1993
  • Construction  ·  Other
  • Underwater profile  ·  Semi-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  5
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 820hp, MAN D2480LXE (1993)
  • Lying  ·  Gosport
Boatshed Portsmouth
Boatshed Portsmouth
Samantha Cassell

Extra Details

Builder VT Halmatic Ltd
Lying Gosport
Fuel capacity 1,444.0 ltr (317.7 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 140.0 ltr (30.8 USG) Total - 1 Tanks
Last survey 08/12/2023


Engine 2 x diesel 820hp
Engine make and model MAN D2480LXE (1993)
Engine Hours Not Recorded
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Prop(s) 4 blade
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Cruising speed (approx) 16 knots
Max speed (approx) 28 knots

Records show port engine is 2009, starboard engine is 2011.

Lombardini diesel generator. Model LDW1003. Electric start, water cooled.

Large capacity Jenelec charger system


Length 15.95m
Beam 4.29m
Draft Min 1.20m
Draft Max 1.20m
Displacement 25,000kg (55,125.0lbs)
Headroom 2.00m
Storage In water

Electrical Systems

12 volt battery, 240 shore power voltage, 3 batteries charged by: engine, shore power, generator


Construction Other
Underwater profile Semi-Displacement
Finish Paint finish

Note on survey : The exact build specification is unknown. The hull and superstructures were of a substantial glass reinforced plastic (GRP) build with PVC foam stiffening members and plywood bulkheads. The external hull looked to be coated with a hard protective coating below the waterline assumed to be an epoxy composition which was in good condition at the sample area at the transom.

Manual valve opening for flush into vessell blackwater tanks. Require external suction to empty tank.


Total # of berths 5
No. of single berths 5
Sink 1
Heads 1 heads (Manual)


2 burner Electric Stove


Air conditioning
Pressurised water system
Hot water system


2 burner Electric Stove

Deck Gear

Electric LOFRANS FALKONFR 001282 windlass
1 anchors
60.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Navigation lights
Radar Reflector

Safety Equipment

4 bilge pumps (1 manual / 3 electric)

Broker's Comments

This former Navy patrol vessel started life being specially built for Special Forces operations in and around Northern Ireland during 'the troubles'. Now for a new owner she could be suitable as a pilot / crew transfer boat, dive boat, expedition/training craft…. the list goes on...

The vessel is nearly 16m long and almost five metres wide and has a speed of 28 knots.

She is diesel powered and has a fuel capacity of more than 200 gallons.

She was a Scimitar Class Patrol Boat, and historically safeguarded Gibraltar for nearly 20 years after her SAS / SBS career in Northern Ireland.

The Scimitar Class patrol boats had the unique ability to be able to operate in ports and confined waterways that are not as easily accessible by other vessels . Her draft is just 1.1 metres.

Her Kevlar armour does remain fitted throughout the vessel.
Weapons , Communications and lifesaving equipment are removed. She is otherwise fully Operational.

Owner comment:

On leaving Naval service her small armament , communication equipment and lifesaving equipment were all removed . Her complete fit of Kevlar armour remains however should she have a second career in "difficult waters” She is operational…fully surveyed in December 2023 and her engines are run up monthly to keep her in tip top condition for further service. No longer officially a warship she is registered with the MCA as a Pleasure craft. A very rare opportunity to purchase such a vessel.

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

12 months

Why are you selling her?

Project cancelled

Where have you sailed her?

The Solent

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