DOCKSTA´s new Interceptor 16.5 M
DOCKSTAVARVET is now introducing a new 16.5 meter Police/Patrol Craft design. The new craft is developed from the highly successful IC 16 M type of which a total of close to 30 units are already in service / in build for customers in Russia, Poland, Mexico and Malaysia. The standard IC 16 M with 2 x 810 kW main engines and axial flow waterjets has a sprint speed of 50+knots. The Mexican Navy version has been configured as a landing craft with a bow ramp and seating for 18 soldiers instead of the normal crew accommodation.
The new IC 16.5 M design has been enlarged and optimized to carry engines up to 2 x 1100 kW and waterjets of the mixed flow type to be able to achieve speeds of up to 55 knots. Main dimension are 16.5 x 4.00 with a draft of 1.2 meters at a light ship displacement of 21 ton. The accommodation can be laid out for a crew of 4 to 6 persons and the wheelhouse will be resiliently mounted to get a comfortable noise level inside even at full speed. Technical installations will be to the highest standards developed by DOCKSTA while building totally almost 300 high speed Police/Patrol/Attack Crafts of the CB 90 H and IC 16 M types over the last 20 years.
Accumulated running hours are well over one million.
The first two units based on the IC 16.5 M concept are now being fitted out as VIP launches for a Middle East customer and have already run preliminary trials with very good results. The new design will now be marketed as a top-of-the-line High Speed Interceptor while the existing IC 16 M will continue as the Landing Craft alternative.