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DELTAs Guard the Frontiers
Two ultra fast enclosed wheelhouse RIBs for Finnish Frontier Guard secured by Delta
  Delta are currently building two 10.5m Ultra Fast Patrol Craft for the Finnish Frontier Guard due for commissioning trials in Finland at the end of the year.

The craft are powered by twin 250hp Yamaha outboards and will be capable of speeds in excess of 50 knots. The craft are designed for patrol, rescue and interception work and will join the Frontier Guard's existing fleet of craft that already includes smaller diesel waterjet Delta craft.

Equipped with crew comfort and operational ability in mind the 35' craft are equipped with an extensive suite of Raytheon navigational equipment including colour Radar, Chartplotter, DGPS and compass displays.

Comfortable KAB suspension seating and considerable attention to ergonomic detail will ensure an effective crew working environment.

A Honda pump provides a capable onboard salvage and fire fighting facility along with a forward cabin for additional equipment stowage and survivor capacity.

The craft's construction is built in accordance with the Nordic Boat Standards and features an advanced foam sandwich build programme eliminating the use of any wood.

Delta are also employing their new larger inflatable collar design which offers a diameter of 600mm for increased stability in extreme conditions.