Wavepiercing hull design allowing high speeds to be maintained in rough conditions
Shallow draft with surface drive propulsion
6- 10 person crew capacity
Fully Enclosed cabin with Shock mitigation seating
Construction and hull design
The design of Barracuda XSV 17’ is for a 17m very high speed, wavepiercing Interceptor / patrol vessel. Operational roles are envisaged as for long range extended patrol offshore utilising its 700nm range, for high speed pursuit and apprehend and for coastal and offshore surveillance.
Propulsion is by Caterpillar- twin C12.9 1000hp engines and Metamarine Surface drives. XSV 17 is capable of maximum speeds of 53kts. A crew of 6 are comfortably seated on high tech shock mitigation seats with additional bench seating for 4 aft in her main cabin for a total of 10 personel. Her spacious forward cabin can incorporate extra seating for passengers / survivors / combatants or incorporate live aboard extended operations facilities which can be included if required on request with galley, berths, seating etc or fitted out to suit a clients requirements.
XSV 17 is fitted with long range fuel tanks of 5,000L providing a range of 700nm at 40kts and 800nm at 25kts.
XSV has an innovative and unique hull form that allows it to operate in two distinct modes, fully planning and wavepiercing. The hull combines a deep V hull form with a 24 degree transom deadrise for her aft planning area with a wave piercing bow, which is designed to run clear of the water at high speeds reducing drag and maximising speed, but which can be bought into dynamic effect with running trim control from large hydraulic trim tabs allowing the bow to become wavepiercing and dramatically reduce slamming in head seas thereby maximising endurance for her crew when operating in rough conditions. Another unique feature is adjustable anti-submersion fins at her bow, hydraulic in operation they can be adjusted for speed and wave hight and prevent excessive submersion in large following seas in very rough conditions when speed inevitably must be reduced. The hull provides exceptionally high levels of seakeeping abilities on all courses with its twin chine arrangements providing for high levels of both static and dynamic stability.
The design is capable of ‘all weather operation’ survivable up to sea state 8, is self-righting, capable of recovery if capsized by a large breaking wave. Capable of operating effectively in up to sea state 6, (5m waves) and Beaufort F9 wind strengths and maintain operational speed in sea state 3.
The vessels original gel coat colour is light grey, but can be re-sprayed if required to a colour of clients choice.
L.O.A. (moulded): 17.9m (17.2m)
Beam moulded / overall: 3.95m / 4.2m
Lightship / Fully loaded: 13,500kg / 16,500kg
Fuel capacity: 5,000L long range tanks
Range: 700km+ @ 40kts*
Crew capacity (Main cabin): 6x on shock mitigation seats 4x on bench seating
Passenger capacity (optionally seated): 12, or full live aboard facilities incorporated
Total personnel capacity: 15
Engines: Caterpillar C 12.9 1,000hp
Gearbox: ZF 550
Surface Drives: Metamarine
Generator (optional): 6kW
Air conditioning (optional): 27,000btu
Speed Maximum light loaded: 53kts * Surface drive
Cruise speed (MCR): 40kts
Construction material: FRP composite
Design standards: Lloyds SSC rules area G3
Classification All versions are based on the following levels of classification:
The craft is to be constructed in accordance with the United Kingdoms MCA (Maritime Coastguard Agency) CAT II Workboat regulations, and under their survey and will be supplied with an MCA Cat II work boat certificate on delivery.
The hull and superstructure are to be moulded in general accordance with Lloyds Register of Shipping (LRS) SSC Rules as applied to small commercial vessels. The Laminate weights and scantlings were determined using Lloyds Special Service craft software.
The design has full plan approval from the IACS classification society PRS (Polish Register of Shipping) construction of the Hull, deck and cabin structure. The vessel will be built under survey by PRS, to PRS approved plans, in respect of its the Hull, deck and cabin structure only. It will be issued on delivery with a PRS construction certificate in respect of this only.
In all other respects the vessel engineering, its mechanical and electrical installation as well as safety equipment, will be in accordance with the aforementioned UK's work boat regulations
The following level of certification is supplied:
The vessels hull, deck and superstructure are built to classification society PRS approved plans, in relation to this extent of the vessels construction.
Classification society Type approval certification (Generic refers to the fact the 'model' of engine has a generic classification approval relating to the 'model' of engine, it does not mean each engine has been built specifically under the classification societies survey for that particular engine)
Type approval certificates (generic) for Main engines
Bilge alarm panel
Fire alarm panel
Engine room fire suppression system Fire dampers
Fire proofing material
Classification society Material approval certificates for all components in:
Cooling system piping
Exhaust system piping / watertraps
Hull construction (GRP materials) Electrical wiring
Electrical circuit breakers
Note, Specific, individual class approval for the specific system installation & drawings (ie fuel, bilge, cooling etc) is not provided.
EU manufacturers certificates of CE compliance for:
Navigation equipment items. Communication equipment items. Life Saving Equipment.
The engines are mounted on substantial engine beds bolted through taped glassed in 15mm steel with 16mm bolts. Six Vector engine mountings per engine are used, four for the engine and two for the gearbox. Vector engine mounts are used by the RNLI and are extremely durable as well as providing excellent dampening.
The machinery is installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations and installation instructions and commissioned by the appointed agent / engineer and tested to provide conformity with the manufacturer’s recommendations.
Care and attention is paid to providing durable machinery installation with adequate support and neatness on all piping and cable runs. Special attention is paid to provide ease of ongoing maintenance and ensuring all service items are readily accessible. All piping and connections to the engine and throughout the overall installation are to be of an approved type. All water and fuel valves shall be clearly marked and labelled
Maximum power output: 1,000hp
Gear Box: ZF550, electronic shift controls
Propulsion: MTS Compact drive surface drive
Self-Righting capabilities: The vessel is designed for ‘all weather capabilities’ and as such is self-righting being able to recover should she be capsized by a large breaking wave.
Various special design features are incorporated such as a fully watertight cabin, extra strong windows and structure, automatic closing air vents for ER and cabin, anti air lock fuel system etc.
For full information see 'Lay up schedule'
The hull design is very strongly constructed utilising cored side decks and closely spaced (.5m) large transverse framing
GRP composite construction, E Glass composites & polyester resin.
Side shell laminate – 2,500 / 25mm core / 4,100gm2
18mm laminated toughened glass front windows. 12mm Polycarbonate hard coated side windows, bonded directly into GRP structure, polycarbonate is used for its high strength, 200 times stringer than equal thickness glass and only 50% of the weight. A hard coating resists scratches.
Aft cabin door: Fully Watertight, upward lifting on gas struts. 700mm clear opening width.
Deck hatches: Forepeak- 500x 500mm HD Hercules forepeak,
GRP internal access hatch to tank space.
Engine compartment- 600x600mm GRP watertight hatch on gas struts. Large removable (bolted) engine removal soft patch hatch (2.5.x 1.3m) on aft deck allowing removal of engine if required.
Fuel tank: The craft is fitted with two independent GRP fuel tanks situated in the midships compartment, accessed through a sealed hatch, providing a combined capacity of 5000 litres, are constructed from Isophathalic resin, a chemical and oil resistant resin, they are moulded as a separate structure, complete with baffles and stainless steel inspection hatches in the front of the tanks and are glassed into the main hull structure.
The tanks are fitted with a suitable no of baffles. Each tank is fitted with an inspection hatch in the front into which fuel take off and returns as well as venting is fitted. Fuel fillers are positioned on the wheelhouse side and use 2” dia fire retardant fuel hose in accordance with ISO 7840: 2004 runs from the deck to the top of the tank. 38mm tank vents are used to ensure quick filling without blow back, the vents are positioned well above the weather deck
Fenders: The boats fendering consists of a 80x80mm rubber ‘D’ section fender extending around the hulls side from transom to the bow using Silkaflex adhesive to attach the fender to the hull.
The wheelhouse is capable of seating a crew of 6. All crew are seated on high tech shock mitigation seats supplied by AMP Power, Holland the seats 6” travel and damping very effectively absorb accelerations imparted onto the crew in rough weather. Visibility is excellent all round.
The wheelhouse contains a GRP helm console f/wd. The following operative / crew positions are incorporated.
Helmsman. To st/bd at a steering position ergonomically designed to provide a highly focused comfortable position where all controls fall easily to hand, all navigation and vessel control instrumentation is recessed, clearly viewable f/wd and alongside, the steering wheel is adjustable around horizontal and provides a 4x4 style driving position with excellent all round visibility.
Navigator: To port f/wd opposite the helm, incorporating console with navigation and radio communication equipment.
Engineers position, To st/bd behind the helm position and elevated slightly for visibility. A table in front of the seat housing a console fitted with large 15” Caterpillar touch screen display showing all engine parameters.
Crew position main. To port behind the navigator position and elevated slightly for visibility. A table in front of the seat is provided.
Crew positions. Two additional shock mitigation crew seating positions are provided to port and st/bd aft. Bench seats with cushions are provided at the aft of the cabin allowing 4 extra seating positions.
GRP side panels house storage lockers. The area is fully panelled in vinyl headlining to provide a luxurious environment for long duration patrol applications, The cabin sole is grey soft touch non slip stripped matting.
Midships lower cabin
The midships compartment houses the fuel tank, main batteries and main distribution board as well as various electrical installation components and bilge distribution manifold. It is accessed via a GRP deck hatch positioned centrally in the main cabin sole and entered via a S/S ladder.
The forward accommodation area is accessed via a central door incorporated into the helm console, steps lead down into the area which can be fitted out to suit a clients requirements and incorporate galley, berths, dinette etc. A small separate heads compartment is provided.
Containing the main engines and generator, accessed via a watertight hatch on the aft deck.
Containing the anchor, chain and warp. Accessed externally via a Herculese HD aluminium watertight hatch on the fore deck and internally through the forward compartment via a watertight Seaglaze aluminium door in the collision b/head allowing safe internal access to the bow for anchor deployment at sea.
4x electric bilge pumps, one in each watertight compartment. Pump Capacity 3,5m3/hr. Hose dia 38mm.
Back up system 2-
A Jabsco 16m3 p/hr engine driven bilge pump is connected to a stainless steel distribution manifold with valves which select and distribute to suction lines to each watertight compartment. Hose dia 38mm.
Both systems use PVC ribbed suction hose, non return valves and lever valves at hull overboard discharges. Strum boxes are fitted in each bilge at the end of the suction hose.
The fore peak is drained overboard as it is above the waterline.
Twin 50mm intake seacocks with lever valves connected to large nickel plated bronze water strainers, each is interconnected with a lever valve. Fire proof 50mm reinforced hose connecting the intakes to the engines.
153 / 186mm exhaust hose to a Halyard watertrap / silencer exciting through the transom via a GRP ex outlet exciting below the waterline.
Stainless steel 316 pipe with compression fittings. Twin Racor 9000 series Duplex fuel filters. Shut of valves at tank remotely operated from inside the main cabin
Engine driven hydraulic power steering system consisting of an engine driven hydraulic pump, a hydraulic reservoir & control valves, steering cylinder and helm pump. Providing the vessel with fast and light steering with a hard over to hard over of less than 4 wheel turns.
Trim control system
The transom is fitted with 10mm stainless steel trim flaps operated via 2x BSC bronze hydraulic cylinders and powered from a electro hydraulic power pack actuated via control buttons positioned at the helm position, allowing the vessels longitudal and transverse trim to be adjusted to suit prevailing sea conditions.
Fire protection / Thermal insulation to engine room
Fire protection in the engine compartment consists of Neogel Firestop fire retardant gell coat applied on exposed GRP surfaces in the engine room, from the deck down to 200mm below the waterline. The compartment under deck area and b/head is lined in promaguard 6mm sheeting and 30mm Promaglass insulation, all aluminium faced and provides fire protection for the engine room.
Fire suppression to engine room
STATEX engine room fire suppression system. 2x G1500 extinguishing unit is installed in the engine room. An audible / strobe light alarm sounds prior activation warning persons in the engine room. Activation is remotely carried out via a control panel fitted in the main cabin. Engine ventilation fans are automatically stopped on a
The Manual back up bilge pump can be operated as a fire pump. A valve at the bilge manifold divers suction from this pump to a sea cock, outside the engine room in the mishaps compartment. A 3 way valve alongside the manifold diverts the pumps overboard discharge to a fire hydrant on the aft deck. This can be connected to a 10mm fire hose fitted with a spray nozzle that can be used to extinguish a fire on board or on another vessel.
Alarm systems Fire Alarm
Fire alarm. A 4 zone alarm with a sensor in the engine compartment, midships comp', electrical comp' & f/wd comp'. The control panel is fitted at the helm position. An audible alarm sounds on activation.
High bilge level alarm
Bilge sensor for each watertight compartment. Control panel with audible alarm installed at the helm position.
Heating / Air conditioning
Hot air blower taking hot water from engines to heat the cabin and demist screens. Can be operated without heat to ventilate the cabin with ambient air with direct ducting to outside fresh air.
1x 27,000btu Dometic reverse cycle air conditioning unit provides climate control and cools / heats the main cabin area.
Main voltage: 24v DC
Circuit breakers: 35 MCB’s rated at 6 -20 amp as required for circuits, in dedicated distribution box.
Battery Engine start: The batteries are of the AGM type connected in series to produce 24v dc
The maintained loads are derived from the service battery bank of batteries which are connected to the live side of the battery isolation switches, to enable dedicated services (Engine room electric bilge pump, cabin Light, Fire alarm panel, Statex fire extinguishing panel) to be used when the boat is in a dead ship condition (main isolators switched off)
Paralleling Switch for cross connection of battery banks (boat load and engine) to enable additional battery capacity to assist engine starting, should the engine start batteries become discharged.
All cables runs secured in PVC flame retardant solid and flexible conduits as required.
Steel trunking used in engine room.
Isolators: The engine start, service and emergency battery banks are isolated by remote control switches, from the wheelhouse helm possition, and can be operated manually at link box.
Charging: The Batteries are charged via 2x 90 amp Alternators, one fitted to each of the main engines. Each alternator is fitted with a Battery Combiner, which enables the alternator charge to be split between batteries without putting them in a permanent paralleling situation, thus maintaining all batteries in a fully charged state at all times.
Battery Charger: There is also a 40 amp Battery Charger, supplied from the AC System, which is connected to the three banks of Batteries to enable charging when the Craft is moored. The Battery Charger can be powered from the Shore Supply, if available.
AC Supply: The AC System is supplied via a from a Shore which supplies Power to all the Onboard AC Circuits.
Main AC supplies are;
1. Computers and other onboard AC equipment
2. Battery charger
3. Main cabin, ER Room & f/wd cabin 240v sockets
Shore supply socket – mounted aft end of wheelhouse with own RCBO
OPTIONAL EXTRA 4-6kw AC generator.
The Craft is wired with a Cathodic Protection System to assist in preventing corrosion occurring to underwater metal parts connected to:-
All under water valves.
Shaft, rudder 'p' bracket and propeller.
The propeller shafts are connected to the system by means of an earthing brush arrangement, which consists of brushes making contact with the shaft via a bracket.
2x anodes are fitted.
Forward cabin lights (2x surface mount L.E.D type)
Engine room lights (6x surface mount L.E.D type)
Midships compartment lights (2x surface mount L.E.D type) Main cabin lights (6x recessed 100mm dia L.E.D type)
Side Deck lights, SS waterproof L.E.D. type 4x per side
Aft deck flood lights x2
F/wd deck flood lights x2
Red night light in cabin
Chart lights navigator and passenger seats.
Wiper motors x 2 (Exalto) 2 speeds and intermittent speeds Windscreen washer fresh water pump.
ER electric Bilge pump
Midships comp electric bilge pump
F/wd comp electric bilge pump
Fore peak electric bilge pump
Fire alarm panel
Engine room Fire suppression (Statex)
Engine room ventilation fan
Socket for hand held search light externally on aft cabin b/head.
VHF Radio 1
VHF Radio 2
VHF radio 3 (hand held)
NAVIGATION / RADIO COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT
Radar: 48nm high definition radome type, displaying on colour display at helm and navigators position.
GPS / Plotter: Garmin GPS receiver.
1x 12” Garmin 8000 series 12” colour display
1x 15” Garmin 8000 series 15” colour display
1x 15” Garmin 8000 series 12” colour display
All displays can be split to allow any combination of radar, plotter, video feed or sonar displays
Depth sounder: Sonar information with graphic display displayed as split screen on all navigation displays. Model Garmin integrated unit and plastic transducer.
Access to the fore deck is via 300mm wide side decks, safety is provided by stainless steel waist high level grab rails on the cabin sides extending around up to the fwd extremity of the cabin. Twin low level railings extend across the forward cabin roof up to the bow.
Access to the fore peak / anchor locker is via a GRP deck hatch, fully watertight. Access to the engine room is via a similar watertight deck hatch. The aft deck also incorporates a larger hatch that can be opened for engine removal or where easier open access is required to the compartment. The hatch is fully watertight.
Aft cabin door
The aft cabin door hinges upwards on hydraulic rams and can be fitted supported in an open position by two stainless fixed supports. The door has a clear opening of 900mm. The door is fully watertight.
Mooring cleats are provided at the bow, port and st/bd midships and at the transom quarters. At the bow and transom the bollards are recessed Amidships stainless steel 'pop up' cleats are fitted. The bollards are recessed below deck to prevent trip hazard.
The vessel is lifted by slings and a suitable spreader system.
32mm Stainless steel in board / outboard arrangement designed to allow crew operate safety when boarding as well as protection for the aft cockpit which is fully enclosed by railings for crew safety.
1x 8 person Canister type liferaft in cradle on aft deck with hydrostatic release
8 x lifejackets
Flares (Full set, 10 hand. 6 x rocket, 2x smoke)
First aid kit (marine type
Fire extinguishers x 3
20kg Bruce type anchor, 20m 10mm chain and 70m of 16mm warp secured in the fore peak.
The details of all vessels are offered in good faith but we cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. Any buyer should instruct their agents, or their surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to sale, price change, location or withdrawal without notice.
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