Cork Boatbuilders Trial High-Speed Boarding of Advanced New Vessel

The Barracuda, vessel built by Safehavan Marine, is undergoing testing with the help of the Irish Navy and the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster. (Safehaven Marine)

The Barracuda, vessel built by Safehavan Marine, is undergoing testing with the help of the Irish Navy and the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster. (Safehaven Marine)

March 12, 2018 | Source: Evening Echo, eveningecho.ie, 30 September 2017, Rob McNamara

Safehaven Marine, the Cobh-based boatbuilding company, has revealed footage its new Barracuda vessel undergoing a high-speed boarding trial with the Irish Navy.

The Barracuda is a high speed, low radar cross-section interceptor designed specifically for military and law enforcement roles.

One of the boat's most unique features is that a range of both lethal and non-lethal weapons can be concealed below deck and raised up through hatches only when required during conflict.

The Barracuda is also capable of operating with a high degree of invisibility to any opponent’s radar.

It recently underwent testing with the help of the Irish Navy and the Irish Maritime and Energy Research Cluster.