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Halmatic's 50th Anniversary
Celebrated with new RIB order from MCA


Atlantic 22

Pacific 32

Halmatic, one of the leading UK commercial and military boatbuilders, has announced a contract to supply 4 Pacific 32 wheelhouse rigid inflatable boats, 3 Arctic 22 rigid inflatable boats and a 9m Logistic Support Boat to the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA).

The new fleet is designed to fulfil the MCA's wide operational requirements and will be based around the United Kingdom. The new craft will be built to Lloyds Register of Shipping Rules Report 10 and the MCA Brown Code Category 3 Rules.

The Arctic 22 rigid inflatable boats will be trailer mounted for ease of deployment and will be powered by twin 90hp outboard motors. The Pacific 32

rigid inflatable boats feature a large air-conditioned wheelhouse with seating for 6 crew, again a galley and day head is provided. Twin Yanmar inboard diesels will drive Hamilton waterjets to give a service speed in excess of 25 knots.

2002 marks the 50th anniversary of the formation of Halmatic. In 1998 the company was acquired by Vosper Thornycroft. The company designs, builds and refits commercial and military vessels built in steel, fibre reinforced plastic and composite materials.