8m Commando Operational Watercraft

8m Commando Operational Watercraft – Outboard Motor: Patrol Vessel

As an extension to the earlier Commando Operational Watercraft. A single variant with increased deck space and outboard motor propulsion was designed and constructed.

This variant was specifically designed to carry 2 ATV vehicles for use in clearance work at the Australian Defence department’s Shoalwater Bay training area in north Queensland.

An Aft console has seating for two crew, and a further 4 removable seats for four combat-equipped troops can be arranged throughout the vessel.  Portable ramps enable the loading and unloading of up to two small ATV vehicles on beaches or other undeveloped landing sites.  Two Yamaha 115hp outboards provide the propulsion and produce a top speed in excess of 30 knots.


Vessel Length 8.0 Meters
Launch Date Jul 2005
Vessel Type Landing Craft
Builder Western Boat Builders
Construction Marine Grade Alumnium
LOA 8.7 m
Beam 2.7 m
Main Engines 2 x Yamaha 115hp
Propulsion Outboard Motors
Speed Max 32.0 kts
Speed Cruise 20.0 kts
Fuel Capacity 250 L
Crew 2
Passengers 4

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