New 39′ EagleCraft Pilot/Patrol Vessel for Nanaimo Port Authority

NEW 39’ EAGLECRAFT FOR NANAIMO PORT AUTHORITY:
THE ‘NPA OSPREY’ 12 METRE PILOT/PATROL VESSEL

 

The Nanaimo Port Authority has chosen Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd. of Campbell River, B.C., to design and build their new EagleCraft 39′ Pilot/Patrol boat. The ‘NPA Osprey’, designed by Steve Daigle and his naval architect Felipe Garcia, will be a multi-task vessel constructed specifically to meet the duties of a pilot boat, patrol vessel, fire boat and water ambulance for the Port of Nanaimo. It is expected to be in service this spring- just in time for the start of the port’s cruise ship season.

The NPA Osprey is the second vessel that the Nanaimo Port Authority has purchased in the past year from Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd. The ‘NPA Eagle’, a 32′ smaller version of the new 39′ vessel purchased in 2011, recently had a new 110 H.P. diesel fire pump installed with monitors on the bow and stern.

“We have been very pleased with the quality of work performed by [Daigle Welding & Marine] on our existing vessel, the NPA Eagle, and look forward to the completion of the new build. Having two near sister vessels will provide operational efficiencies from a critical spares and training perspective. Having a local builder produce a product of this caliber is a testament to the skills and innovation of the West coast boat building industry.” (Edward Dahlgren- NPA)

NPA OSPREY SPECIFICATIONS:
LOA 11.9 meters
BEAM – overall including fendering 4.0 meters
DRAFT DISPLACEMENT – estimated 1.14 meters
FUEL CAPACITY 900 liters
ESTIMATED TOP SPEED 26 knots
ESTIMATED CRUISE SPEED 23 knots
TONNAGE APPROXIMATELY 13 Gross tons

MACHINERY
Twin 370 H.P. Volvo D-6 3701-E BT diesel engines, c/w 3 station electric controls.
Hurth HS801VE close coupled V drives, 2.49:1 ratio.
KeyPower 8″ hydraulic bow and stern thrusters c/w load sensing hydraulic pumps to be mounted on each engine. 3 Station controls.
Two 2 1/4″ Aquamat propeller shafts with 26″ x 24″ 4 blade Nibral Michigan wheels, counter-rotating.

FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT
Steyr M0114K33 – 110 H.P. marine diesel.
Aquis 1.5 foam system.
Warous CPD direct drive water pump.
GHH Rand 80 CFM compressor for the foam system
Two fire monitors – one located on bow, one located on stern.

ELECTRONICS AND ELECTRICAL
FLIR night vision camera & display.
Two Lowrance HD10 color radar plotter depth finder, with side scan sonar.
4 ICOM VHF radios, fire department VHF.
Two RCL 100 spotlights with 3 station controls.
Magnum 2800 watt inverter.

OTHER FEATURES
Esbar D-4 diesel furnace.
3 Station controls- helms in cabin, command bridge and aft deck.
Ambulance stretcher area.
Head compartment.
3″ Rubber fendering around shear and swim grid.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Man over-board retrieval system.
16 man Zodiac life raft.
C02 fire extinguisher system.

VESSEL CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS
5/16″ 5086 H116 Bottom Plate.
1/2″ 5086 H116 Propeller shaft tunnels.
1/4″ 5086 H116 Sides.
5/16″ 5086 H116 Transom.
Diamond Sea Glaze windows and door.
AWL Grip polyurethane paint top sides.
Endura epoxy non-skid decks.
Interlux Trilux II anti fouling bottom paint
Constructed to Transport Canada TP1332 construction standard for small commercial vessels, and TP10531 standards for pilot vessels.
ISO 12217-1 Stability, ISO 11812 Cockpit drainage

Daigle Welding & Marine Ltd. have been designing and building EagleCraft custom aluminum boats in Campbell River since 1985. They have an international reputation for building quality aluminum boats and have shipped their products around the globe; including Russia, Norway, Chile, and the United States. Daigle has built several patrol vessels for the federal, provincial and municipal governments, and recently built the Vancouver City Police boat.