INTERCEPTOR 38 (11.7m) 


Self Righting version of our Interceptor 38  pilot suitable as an all weather 

conditions pilot vessel or as a  S.A.R. Search & Rescue vessel 









Length Moulded


Beam moulded




Seating capacity



Survivors / passengers

Fuel  capacity


Power output


240v AC Generator







































1500 litres

Volvo D9


ZF V drive

2.5kw Inverter




Bureau Verttas



Safehaven Marine have just launched a new self-righting pilot / rescue vessel. Based on our very successful Interceptor 38 pilot, four of which have 

just been delivered to the Azores Islands . The Interceptor Pilot / S.A.R. vessel has been designed for multiple operational roles of pilotage, patrol and 

search & rescue, and in this latter respect, the design is self righting. Numerous special features have been incorporated in respect of her self righting 

capability (by way of her superstructure buoyancy), automatically closing crossover air vents past 70 degrees, watertight doors, 19mm double glazed 

toughened glass windows, whilst special engine breathing,  fuel and exhaust features allow the engines to keep running during roll over. 


Her seakeeping has proved superb, recently tested in Force 9 conditions where breaking waves reached over 10m, she was capable of meeting these waves 

head on and able to run down wing in the big following seas safely and in full control. 

See a video on you tube of  her taking on 10m breaking seas, as in photo aboveSEE THE VIDEO

The design features accommodation for 1-2 crew and 3-4 pilots on CAB 500 suspension seats with harnesses and up to 6 survivors / passengers 

in her spacious  f/wd cabin which also provides a separate heads compartment and sleeping berth. The vessel is powered by twin Volvo D9 500hp 

engines through ZF V drive gearboxes turning Clements Engineering supplied 5 blade propellers, providing a sprint speed of 29kts and an operational 

speed of 23kts and provides her crew with a very comfortable environment with very low noise levels of under 75db at 23kts.  A 1500 litre fuel capacity 

gives her a range of 280+ nm at operational speeds. Her hull design is Safehaven's renowned deep V, twin chine hull form  incorporating a deep skeg fully 

protecting her stern gear and offering exceptional seakeeping abilities combined with performance and efficiency. 


The vessel is heavily fendered for pilot operations, her aft deck is enclosed with safety railings and she is fitted with removable guard rails on her side 

decks for S.A.R. operations. These are quickly removed for pilot operations when functioning as a pilot vessel. An M.O.B. recovery davit can be folded 

out from her superstructure side for use in conjunction with a Jason's Cradle for casualty recovery. A very comprehensive navigation package is fitted, 

with the helmsman being provided with a highly developed helm position, with car standard ergonomics to provide the utmost control of the vessel in 

rough conditions. To further assist in this respect the vessel is fitted with Humphree HA500 (asymmetric 500mm interceptors) with BTOS function ride 

control. The interceptors allow the helmsman to optimize running trim and bow attitude in rough conditions. The navigator is provided with his own dedicated 

position with repeat radio equipment. A 3kw inverter provides onboard 240v and multiple CCTV cameras and  PTZ  camera, monitor and recorded the 

engine room, f/wd and aft views, all displayed on a large screen at the helm position. 

The vessel is built under survey by BV and is fitted out to a very high standard to reflect the engineering and design excellence Safehaven deliver and has 

been exhibited as their 'show boat' at Seawork 2012 in the UK to demonstrate the highest level of fit out and quality of engineering Safehaven deliver. 

Safehaven have been able to capitalize on the excellent reputation for seakeeping abilities their vessels have gained worldwide and, following on from their 

recent contract to supply a lifeboat based on their Interceptor 48 to the Faroe Islands rescue service, they are ideally positioned in this niche market, as well

as offering the security of 'all weather self righting capabilities' to pilots and ports worldwide. 

Safehaven launch their 23rd pilot vessel this month demonstrating their pre-eminence in this market.  






Her interior is fitted out to a very high standard, a special GRP helm console was designed especially for her and ambiance is enhanced with walnut inserts,

paneling and teak & holy cabin sole. Small half tables are provided for the f/wd crew seats and the aft port seat has a full table.

 Above, her helm position offers excellent ergonomics and is fully equiped with a comprehensive aeay of navigation equipment. 

She has a large survivors cabin forward featuring seating for up to 6 survivors / passengers, a separate heads compartment and single berth.

Her depth of engineering is impressive, triple redundancy in her bilge system, cross over air intakes with automatically closing air vents passed 70 degrees, with 

water containment trunking, extra strong engine mountings and 6 Vector engine mounts per engine, exhaust cross over system with risers, special fuel delivery 

capable of preventing air lock during roll over.

See the video of here self righting test SEE VIDEO



Technical specification


LOA                                                    11,7m

Beam                                                  4.1m

Draft                                                    1.3m

Depth                                                  2.5m

Displacment Lightship                          12,500kg

Loaded                                                14,250kg

Engines                                               Volvo D9 500hp @ 2500rpm

Gearbox                                              ZF V drive

Propellers                                            26" 5 blade

Speed                                                 Maximum 28-29kts, Operational 22-23kts

Range                                                 280nm

Fuel                                                    1,500 litres

Water                                                  200 litres


Radar                                                  Raymarine 24nm C140

GPS Plotter                                         Raymarine C120

VHF 2x                                                Icom M653

Depth sounder                                      Ray marine DSM300

Rudder indicator                                    ST60  

Battery charger                                     40amp Victron

Inverter                                                 2500 w

Wipers                                                 Exalto 5 speed pantograph

Windows                                              Double glazed front / f/wd side  20mm / 4mm

                                                            All other windows 15mm

Door                                                     Seaglaze watertight

Fendering (main)                                   150x150mm D section  

                                                           Sacrificial shoulder fender

Seating capacity                                   Main cabin- 1 crew / 4 pilots

                                                           Forward cabin- 6 passengers           

Liferaft                                                 RFD 6 persons

Certification                                          Bureau Veritas / UK MCA


Safehaven Marine, Ashgrove, Cobh, Co Cork, Ireland

Phone 00353 86 8054582

Email- info@safehavenmarine.com                    safehavenmarine@eircom.net