Chalmers: Patrol Vessel

Built for the Western Australian Department of Fisheries in 2006, the 12.2 metre Police patrol vessel Chalmers plays an integral role in patrolling the Houtman Abrolhos Islands and meeting the demands of the lucrative Western Australian fishing industry.

Unlike all of the bigger patrol vessels before her who are driven by conventional shafts and fixed pitch propellers, Chalmers uses twin Caterpillar powerplants and Hamilton water jets to propel her to a top speed in excess of 35 knots.


Vessel Length 12.2 Meters
Launch Date Nov 2006
Vessel Type Patrol Vessel
Survey Class USL 2B
Owner / Operator Department of Fisheries Western Australia
Builder Western Boat Builders
Construction Material Marine Grade Aluminium
LOA 13.2 m
Beam 4.3 m
Main Engine 2 x Caterpillar C9
Propulsion 2 x Hamilton Water Jet
Speed Max 36 kts
Speed Cruise 22 kts
Fuel Capacity 3,000 L
Fresh Water Capacity 300 L
Crew 3
Passengers 12

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