X-38 High-Speed Combat Catamaran ( Preliminary Specifications)


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The X-38 Combat Catamaran is a revolutionary stepped-hull high speed design configured for patrol, SAR or military use. It offers superior sea-keeping, efficiency, speed and safety in all operating conditions. The X38 combat boat is designed to offer multiple mission profile capabilities with speeds of up to 40 Knots per hour using twin outboards. It is ideally suited for rapid response, amphibious deployment of commandos or regular patrol work. Offering significantly less cost and risk than other high value patrol or combat assets, the X-38 can provide covert striking power against critical targets, as well as protecting off-shore resources and assets.. It can also be equipped with enhanced survivability features for special warfare operations, or also used for reconnaissance, surveillance, law enforcement, counter-piracy, medical evacuations and rescue operations. This cutting-edge exclusive design gives minimum radar footprint in hostile operating conditions. The Combat boat will have a crew of 4, and is capable of carrying an additional 8 fully equipped troops.

The forward area has the main forward / side facing gun-point suited for installation of M240 7.62 calibre, M-60, 7.62 or 40mm grenade launchers. The cabin consists of driver, navigator, engineer and gunner and 8 man units can be accommodated in restrained transport seats in the hulls. The stern area of the boat has space for 4-8 Hellfire missiles out on the sides, with an aft deck in the centre suitable for boarding, or for diving and recovery operations. In place of the missiles it is possible to install mine launchers or side / rear facing light machine guns.

With predicted speeds of 40+ knots with twin 250 hp outboards. This cutting-edge Swedish design from Marine Dynamics is the result of many years of ongoing research and has a radical longitudinal single step that reduces hull resistance when planning. The boat actually rides on 4 planning surfaces which reduce in size as the boats' speed increases and the boat rises higher out of the water. This results in a boat that has a stable, level ride that makes it into a superior arms platform. The catamaran design provides very low draft, enabling beach landings and access to river estuaries and areas with shallow water that normally cannot be reached with conventional craft.

Is Hand-laid composite GRP ( fibreglass), with cored sandwich panels. The hull is made of multidirectional fibre glass layers, with additional carbon fibre strengthened stringers. The balsa and closed-cell high density foam cores increase panel stiffness and reduce the weight usually associated with solid GRP boats. This offers great strength and robustness and maximises hull integrity in the event of a collision. The boat is self-draining as the cockpit deck is above the waterline.

For simplicity of maintenance and operation the boat is powered by outboard motors, using two motors and counter-rotating propellers (other engine configurations are also available). Stainless steel propellers are highly recommended for higher performance and come as standard with the larger size Suzuki engines. Current planning is to use the fuel efficient DF 250 hp. four stroke engines. The new Suzuki 300 Hp model will be released in early 2007.

The steering system is hydraulically operated, the gear shift and throttle controls are genuine parts matching the brand of engine selected and all controls are clearly visible and accessible.


L.O.A. (including outboards) : 11.80 m.

BEAM : 4.59 m.
DRAFT : 0.90 m
DRAFT with engines raised : 0.60 m
DISPLACEMENT : 6,000 kg* (Dry weight with 2 x 250 hp)
FUEL CAPACITY : 700 litre
SPEED : 40 Knots
CAPACITY : 16 – 20 Persons *
* Depending on model and options


  • Polyester resin (Lloyds class) with Balsa and Divinicell sandwich construction from Diab Sweden.
  • Multi-directional, hand laid fibre glass construction with carbon reinforced stringers.
  • Full gel Camouflage pain finish on hull and deck in anti-slip finishing
  • Watertight collision compartments forward.
  • 2 x 350 lt. marine 316 stainless steel fuel tanks (pressure tested).
  • Fittings and handrails from 316 marine stainless steel.

  • Six mooring cleats, aft towing eyes and bow eyes
  • Heavy duty rubber gunwale fender
  • Deck hatches for amphibious landings.
  • Waterproof external inspection/storage doors.
  • 4 x automatic bilge pumps at 1000 gph.
  • 4 x Hand operated emergency bilge pumps at 50 litre/min.
  • 100 litre fresh water tank.
  • Waterproof, marine electrical panels and switches.
  • Courtesy deck down lights and Interior lights.
  • 2 x 12V Hella cabin fans
  • Navigation lights. European marine standard.
  • Battery isolating switches capable of paralleling batteries.
  • 3 x Fire extinguishers
  • Compass with light, suited to high speed boats.
  • Inspection ports for fuel tanks and bilge pumps.
  • Separate fuel tank fillers, tank vents, fuel filter/water separators and fuel gauges for each engine.
  • Marine grade power switches and circuit breakers throughout.
  • 4 Marine 12v, 100Ah batteries
  • 2 large Roof hatches
  • Raymarine C80 range Navigation equipment with integrated Radar, GPS, Speed-log, Echo sounder, Chart plotter.

Source: www.northseaboats.com

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