Sea, Search & Rescue Vessels
It is essential that rescue vessels are safer and stronger than the craft they are rescuing and they need to weather the harsh conditions and travel as fast and direct as possible. Kirby Marine work with the group who is to operate the craft and do our best to deliver a craft that will exceed their expectations and desires. We admire the work these volunteers do and do all we can to preserve their lives.
4.8m Naiad rescue vessels
These "3 Little Girls" (as they have been affectionately nick-named) for Bhagwan Marine will be used in the Oil and Gas Industry of the coast of North-Western Australia. They are equipped with self righting systems in case of capsize in rough waters.Read review
4.8m Naiad rescue vessel
A small cheeky 4.8m Naiad to compliment the 10m for Augusta Volunteer Sea Search & Rescue Group.
4.8m Naiad rescue vessel
This vessel was delivered as a bare boat, ready for the Naturaliste Sea, Search and Rescue Group to fit out themselves.
5.8m Naiad rescue vessel
The 5.8m version of the rescue vessel is an off shore hull with a steeper dead rise than that of an inshore hull. The Denmark Volunteer Marine Rescue group chose the 5.8m as it is highly manoeuvrable, easily trailered and is ideal where launching of craft can be difficult. Click here to view another image of it in action.
6.8m Naiad 'RV Upton' (Refurb)
Another refurbishment to satisfy the requirements of the Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue group. After securing funding for an 11.5m and realising just how it enhances their rescue operations, the group invested in a 6.8m Naiad from Margaret River which was being sold to make way for a new 7.3m.
7.3m Naiad 'Aurora' rescue vessel
Windy Harbour VMR have a state of the art 7.3m Naiad to assist in rescues and training along their rugged coastline.Read review
7.3m Naiad 'VMR613'
The Denmark Volunteer Marine Rescue's experience with the 5.8m confirmed that a Kirby Naiad was the appropriate boat but something larger was needed in heavy conditions. They decided that the 7.3m Naiad was a practical proposition.Read review
7.3m Naiad 'Tom Reed'
This vessel for Volunteer Marine Rescue WA will be towed to various parts of Western Australia to be used where and as necessary. It is kitted out with all the usual rescue equipment and sports 2 x Ullman state of the art shock mitigating seats.Read review
7.5m Naiad Hardtop rescue vessel
A 7.5m hardtop for the Southern Peninsula Rescue Squad. A little sister for SP01. Click here to view an image of them.
8.5m Naiad rescue vessels
Volunteer Marine Groups all over WA have chosen this vessel for their operations. They provide an armchair ride and very fast response. The boats have been individualized to suit the requirements of the different service areas and are obviously the chosen craft to venture into the rough and unpredictable seas of the southern coast of WA. Click here to view another image of one in action in Hopetoun.Read review (Albany)
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10m Naiad 'RV Ryall' rescue vessel
Augusta VMR was the first group to order a 10m which also proved to be the benchmark for the northern groups in Geraldton and Carnarvon.Read review
10m Naiad 'Jaimee Lee' (Refurb)
When the WA Water Police were granted funding to replace Jamiee Lee with a very similar model, FESA managed to secure the vessel for Rockingham VMR. We undertook a rebirthing and refurbishing project to modify the 10m to be serviceable and fitted out for a dedicated rescue vessel.Read review
11.3m Naiad 'Rescue One'
Recently completed state-of-the-art "Rescue One" for Albany Sea Rescue Squad. Their entire fleet of rescue vessels is now Naiads. They know the value of a reliable, safe rescue platform. This vessel was delivered by sea from Perth through to Albany – and testament to its performance! Click here to view another image of it in action.Read review
11.5m Naiad 'EG421' rescue vessel
Metropolitan Rescue Groups operating independently from the FESA banner know only too well the standard of the Kirby Naiads. After securing funding for an 11.5m and realising just how it enhances their rescue operations, Whitfords Volunteer Sea Rescue Group also invested in a refurbished 6.8m Naiad from Margaret River.
12.5m Naiad rescue vessel
A 12.5m twin jet State-of-the-Art rescue vessel for Esperance Volunteer Marine Rescue Group. This boat has the new foam collar and is taking sea rescue to another new level in the waters in and around Esperance and the Southern Ocean. Click here to view another image of it in action.Read editorial