NoosaCat 4400 FB Patrol just under 12m long, 4.5m across the beam, only draws 1.2m.
Twin Cummins diesel engines delivering a combined 960hp. Configured for long distances and towing vessels. Cruise speed is over 25kts and uses less fuel per hour in operation than our previous vessel. Maintenance costs long term should also be reduced.
specifically designed and purpose built as an offshore rescue vessel with a flybridge – a must for visibility near the reefs in the Whitsundays and for Search and Rescue operations.
Larger fuel capacity of 1600L provides a range of 300nm, which would allow us to go beyond our official working area but gives plenty of safety margin for long tows.
The larger footprint will provide safer handling in the rough seas we can encounter in the Whitsundays and a safer working environment for Volunteer crews. It has walk-around decks – safer for crew and more efficient access.
It is fitted with state-of-the-art Furuno electronics with touch screen technology, Forward Looking Infrared Radar (which can pick up a person in the water up to 900m) and VHF Radio Direction Finder and Forward Looking Sonar.
The Cummins engines are below deck – providing spacious working area. Engine wells have automatic fire protection.
Larger cabin is designed for medivacs and stretcher handling. The vessel is fitted with its own QAS Stryker stretcher, plus our own first aid equipment.
It has its own life raft and a Life Cell for flares and emergency equipment.
In cabin it has air conditioning, toilet and shower (good for hypothermia recovery), a more spacious working area, kitchenette with microwave, fridge and coffee maker for long distance activations. It is air conditioned for the comfort of crew, emergency personnel, and any passengers that we are assisting.