Two new vessels are set to provide the Tunisian Navy with improved capabilities to conduct search and rescue and extended offshore patrols.
Supplying marine engines for two new vessels is marine engine sales and service company Pacific Power Group, who provided twin MTU 10V2000M94 diesel engines, related controls, monitoring systems and reduction gears.
The two new 65-foot full cabin inboard boats were delivered by SAFE Boats International this spring with the first boat arriving to Tunisia in April. Among the boats features are twin MTU 1,600 HP diesel engines, shock mitigating seating, climate control, navigation and MTU Blue Vision New Generation monitoring and controls.
The vessels’ twin 1,600 HP MTU 10V2000M94 diesel engines each drive water jets through ZF 2060 transmissions for top speeds faster than 40 knots. The boats’ range can reach up to 400 nautical miles, depending on payload, speed and sea conditions.
The engines were selected due to having the highest power density available for their size and their capabilities for harsh marine environments, Pacific Power Group said.
Both new vessels will join a fleet of 20 SAFE Boats already in service with the Tunisian Navy. Two additional 65-foot SAFE Boats with MTU engines supplied by Pacific Power Group are planned for delivery later this year.