Stan Patrol 3007 – a new vessel design
With two vessels ready for delivery mid-2016, Damen’s contract with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force for four Stan Patrol 3007 vessels is in full swing.
These high speed aluminium patrol vessels will be able to achieve speeds of more than 30 knots. This makes them well suited to the task at hand: tackling illegal activities at sea. Damen High Speed Craft Managing Director Jaap Gelling notes that the design process is worthy of more attention:
“This was a very interesting project. Together with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force, we came to the conclusion that a 30-metre patrol boat would suit their needs the best. We designed the Stan Patrol 3007 in complete cooperation with them – making them the launching customer. A design that you make together with the client and for the client will always result in a better boat than when you try to do things alone.
They know more about operating at sea than we do – we are just ship designers and builders.”