Rodman delivers the first of three Rodman 66 units under contract to the Spanish Navy.
The Rodman 66, christened “Isla Pinto” has been delivered this morning at Rodman’s facilities in Meira – Moaña. The vessel departed from the Vigo bay with destination Ferrol.
The shipyard Rodman Polyships SAU delivers a new unit of its Rodman 66 model to the Spanish Navy.
The boat delivered this morning is a Coastal Surveillance Patrol Boat, 21 m in length, reaching a maximum speed of 32 knots. She can accommodate a crew of 16 people on board, with cabins for all of them.
Fitted with two engines of 1380 HP each and a fuel capacity of 6,000 litres. At economic speed the range is 500 miles.
The delivered boat is similar to the previous ones supplied to the Navy of the same Rodman 66 model, designed taking into consideration all the technical and functional specifications required by the Owner, to best meet the purpose for which the boat will be used at her final destination.
The new patrol boat will be based in Melilla, from where she will be fully supported by the city’s Naval Command. She will be integrated in the Maritime Action Force, under the command of the units dependent on Cartagena (Comarcart).
The design and construction of these boats has followed the procedures and quality standards established in the PECAL/AQAP 2110 certification, which sets out the NATO requirements for quality assurance in the construction of boats for the Defence sector.
During the official trials and the delivery ceremony, held at the Rodman Polyships, SAU facilities in Meira – Moaña, representatives of the Spanish Navy expressed their satisfaction with the boat and her performance, which was verified during the official trials carried out prior to the delivery.
The delivery of this new patrol boat model reinforces Rodman’s position as one of the world leaders in the construction of professional GRP boats. All the professional and leisure boats built by the shipyard are highly valued and appreciated by the most demanding shipowners, as well as by organisations and governmental administrations all over the world.