Named after a fish renowned for its leaping abilities and strength, TARPON-1 is our very own development of an inherently-armored, stealth escape tender yet fully capable to sustain your business operations even in emergency settings. 

TARPON-1 is meant for three specific applications:

  • as luxury escape tender for any mega-yacht, capable of carrying up to 6 people in complete comfort and survivability;

  • as citadel (safe room) which can be launched from teh yacht in case of emergency;

  • as utility escape tender for oil rigs, capable of carrying up to 16 people in complete safety.

TARPON-1 has been designed on the basis and as a combination of the best of two revolutionary boats, the Barracuda Stealth Interceptor and the XSV 17 Interceptor, both made by Safehaven Marine of Cork, Ireland.

Main characteristics:

  • length: 60´, width: 14´, draft: < 3´

  • wavepiercing hull

  • unsinkable & self-righting

  • OPTICALLY STEALTH .. very low optical visibility with our special camouflage

  • ELECTRONICALLY STEALTH .. up to 80% RCS reduction with the most advanced RAM technology

  • full armoring at NIJ 0108.01 Level IIIA

  • external & internal blast & shrapnel protection polyurea coating

  • safe room armoring at NIJ 0108.01 Level III

  • safe room protection against CBRN attacks

  • safe room privacy against electronic eavesdropping

  • full aerial, surface, and underwater perimeter protection

  • counter-drone protection with intercept - lock - destroy capabilities

  • survivability up to WMO Sea State 8 and Beaufort 11

  • fully operational up to WMO Sea State 6 and Beaufort 7

  • power: 4000hp (2 x 2000 hp MAN) with SDS surface drives

  • fuel capacity: 5000L diesel

  • top speed: approx 70 kts, range: 600 nm @ 40kts

  • suitable for 6 people (luxury configuration) or 16 (standard configuration)

  • self-sustaining re. power & drinking water production

  • passive defense systems, decoy flares, chaffs, smoke screen, electroshock system to prevent pirate boarding, etc.

  • full satcom / satnav provision on all frequency bands

  • all systems are protected against high-energy electromagnetic pulses

  • standard systems: fire suppression, lightning protection, air conditioning, air filtering, generator, etc.

Customization for each version:

  • luxury accomodation up to 6 people in total comfort
  • utility accomodation up to 12 people
  • utility transport up to 16 people

  • luxury / elegant interiors with queen-size beds
  • utility / rugged interiors with bunk beds

  • luxury custom colors, lighting, decor
  • utility black, tactical camo, razzle dazzle camo

collection of videos of the two base boats

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