Norsafe Launches New Fast Rescue and Patrol Boat at Seawork International

Norsafe has carried out extensive research and development in the last few years to develop a new range of robust and safe boats for the Military and Professional market.

Using the experience gained from the closed cabin 1200 and S1200 in the Munin range, an open version is now ready for sea trials and will be launched at Seawork International on 3-5

July in Southampton, UK.

The latest boat has already been tested by Norsafe’s engineers together with user groups representing the coast guard, maritime police, customs and special forces. The overall feedback has been very positive.

The first open S1200 comes with a triple Mercury Verado 400 outboard installation and the same platform can be delivered with sterndrives, surface drives or a waterjet installation.

With the rigid bulwarks and D-fender configuration, the available deck space boasts an impressive flexibility and space for various on-deck operations. All main components can be reconfigured to user specific needs with the console positioned aft, midship or forward. Mission specific equipment placed on deck is safely secured to cargo rails.

Ergonomics and safety in extreme conditions have been key factors in the design and development of the console and dashboard arrangement. All main controls and switches are within direct reach of the pilot position.

The console has been designed with large flat surfaces making it easy to install additional mission specific equipment and the large dashboard can be delivered with a 2- or a 3-crew layout, depending on user needs and specifications.

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Lifeboat Manufacturer Norsafe Appoints Ex-Scottish International Goalkeeper Jim Leighton MBE

Norsafe UK has appointed ex-Scottish International football goalkeeper Jim Leighton MBE as its UK Sales Manager.Jim Leighton

Working out of the Aberdeen office, Jim will be responsible for offering Norsafe’s range of high quality safety appliances inclusive of aftersales on all inspection, service and repair to the marine, offshore and oil & gas sectors.

Mr Leighton had a very distinguished 38 year career in football playing for clubs including Aberdeen, Manchester United and Hibernian winning three Scottish league championships, four Scottish cups and the European Cup Winners’ Cup. He also played 91 times for Scotland and was selected in four World Cup squads.

Having retired from playing professionally in 2000 he turned to coaching and was Aberdeen’s goalkeeping coach during two spells at the club finally leaving at the end of the 2014/15 season to pursue a career outside football.

Before joining Norsafe, Mr Leighton worked as Sales Manager for Universal Inspection, supplier of products and services to the onshore and offshore markets.

“I am delighted to welcome Jim to Norsafe Aberdeen,” said Ronnie Vettese, UK Director, Norsafe UK Ltd. Read more