Tag Small Craft

An Inflatable Landing Craft

Exhibited at Seawork International by Henshaw Inflatables  and marketed by Superyacht Tenders and Toys was a smart craft called the iLC (inflatable Landing Craft). It pretty much does what the name implies, no explanation needed, but I thought could be…

The CTruk Thor

In the recent Type 26 GCS project I wrote that the new adaptable mission bay could accommodate a 12m vessel weighing up to 15 tonnes, somewhat larger than the normal 8 or 9 metre RHIB. So what is the potential of…

Remote Control Boats

From BAE, in conjunction with ASV; Unmanned technology with the potential to change the face of naval operations within a decade has successfully been demonstrated for the first time by BAE Systems in partnership with ASV at a site near…

Meercat Workboat for BAE

We often think that civilian shipbuilding in the UK is something to read about in history books but for smaller vessels like workboats, RIB’s and service craft that thought could not be further from the truth. There is actually a…

Offshore Suspension

Nauti Craft
The Royal Marines have a number of Holyhead Marine Offshore Raiding Craft (ORC) and very impressive machines they are too. Well armed, fast, armoured. But. Stable firing platform? Suitable for long range transits in high sea states? How about a…

CTruk Thor

CTruk Thor
From the manufacturer CTruk’s composite 11m Twin Hulled Offshore Raider is based on a proven offshore support vessel design and offers a stable catamaran platform with the company’s (patent-applied) flexible deck formation giving true multi-role capability. The base vessel can…

New RNLI Lifeboats

Although nothing whatsoever to do with defence issues a number of Think Defence commenters have stated that RNLI lifeboats would form a good basis for military oriented small craft. This detailed report from the Engineer describes the RNLI’s new Shannon…

Boat Barriers

Someone on the recent Gibraltar thread mentioned barriers and spraying pig poop at the Gurdia Civil nuisance boats in the waters off Gibraltar. The pig idea sounds amusing but passive measures might be the next best thing to giving the…

CTruk THOR Video

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