Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc. recently launched and completed sea trials for M/V Defender V, a new design all-aluminum foil assisted catamaran. Designed by Kvichak Marine, this 57.8-ft vessel can be used as a fast response patrol boat, survey boat, crew boat or general work boat.
The Defender V is powered by twin Scania DI12 69M marine diesel engines rated for 691 BHP at 2300 RPM. The engines are coupled to ZF 360A transmissions that drive Michigan propellers. In trials, the Defender V was able to achieve a flank speed of 30+ knots. The vessel features a very large aft work-deck with tie-pockets, a 2,200 lb SWL A-frame with hydraulic drum winch, and a side mounted davit with 500 lb. SWL winch. The A-frame can facilitate launch and recovery of skiffs/ROVs and can accommodate an over-height 20-ft long by eight-ft wide container loaded on the aft deck.
Length, o.a. 57.8 ft
Beam, molded 20.7 ft
Draft (approx.) 2.8 ft
Weight, full load 70,000 lbs
Fresh water tank capacity 150 gal
Fuel capacity 1,200 gal
Speed (full load) ~30+ knots
Northern Lights 12kW generator
Furuno radar with chart plotter