Marell M15 - A state-of-the-art high-speed craft platform
Marell M15 Patrol was the initial vessel produced during 2019 that was acquired and delivered to the Stockholm Sea Police in June 2020. Hurtigrutten Svalbard acquired an M15 Tour in January 2021, with the objective to offer their tourists an environmentally friendly, silent and unique experience. For commercial customers we offer four types of vessels: M15 Patrol, M15 SAR, M15 Crew and M15 Tour. The M15 can also be delivered in civilian versions as an M15 Custom or M15 Tender.
Unique hull design features
The M15 is designed to enable high-speed performance in heavy seas. Strong webs and longitudinal framing ensure extremely high hull performance at high speeds in rough weather conditions. The 21-degree deadrise at stern, a well-shaped and fine-tuned fore body and longitudinal strakes, ensures that rides in high waves are comfortable and high-speed turns safe. Moreover, the craft runs dry at all times, with all sea spray directed to the side of the boat, keeping the windscreen and deck clean from water.
Integrated control and navigation system
The navigation equipment and layout is highly sophisticated with a central ergonomic helm together with an SB navigation station plus a PS engineer/ workstation. Furthermore, it includes an integrated control and navigation system that can be configured for different needs with alarms and engine information on all connected screens. In front of the navigator, two 17” displays are situated, one for radar and one for charts. The helmsman has a 24” display in a low front position, giving clear direct boat information
Cabin configuration with highest comfort
The M15 is available with an open top or a closed cabin version, both with a fixed canopy with sliding sunroof. A fore peak with sanitary space and beds are optional. The crew are comfortable seated in Ullman Daytona Crew seats and passenger seats as requested. Heating, cooling and ventilation are designed for highest comfort across climate zones, from Arctic sea to Tropical waters. Windows are tempered, laminated and tinted to reduce sun glare. The dashboard is covered with black mats to further reduce glare.
All crafts are equipped with two life rafts, fire extinguisher, rescue net, rescue ladders and emergency kits. The basic design has four watertight compartments to meet safety requirement of single compartment flooding. All decks are self-bailing and equipped with anti-skid and robust railings. The crafts come with a complete set of mooring lines, anchor, fenders and VHF/DSC system. On deck a special track system is mounted for securing of load. The 6 or 8 bollards are of robust design for both mooring and towing other vessels. The craft is also equipped with 4 strong lifting points for safe hoisting of the boat.
Marell M15 Patrol - Strong, light, efficient and versatile
The M15 Patrol is designed for anti-piracy operations, border control, intelligence gathering, maritime security, boarding and patrol/police missions. Outboard engines are the preferred drive system for high-speed interception up 70 knots. For boarding and patrol, inboard sterndrives in twin or triple configuration are the best option and for low-speed loitering in combination with high-speed interception a hybrid diesel/electric propulsion system can be offered.
The Marell crafts are designed with a center steering position, inherited from racing and pilot operations. The helmsman's central position gives full and optimal control during boarding and advanced maneuvers. The navigator is sitting next to the helmsman in a unique and ergonomically designed cockpit layout, required for high-speed and intercept operations, in any type of weather, day or night, across all climate zones.
The raised fore deck creates a stable platform for the officers when approaching other vessels whilst the lower aft deck can be used when boarding smaller vessels, launching watercrafts or rescue runners carried on deck. The aft deck is a very flexible and stable multi-purpose platform from where you also can launch crew members to a helicopter and successfully carry out complex SAR operations in high seas.
Marell M15 Tour - A unique environmentally friendly experience
The M15 Tour is designed as a very advanced sightseeing boat, which can be used to bring 12 passengers close to nature, islands and wildlife without disturbing the surroundings. The concept is unique, and the initial M15 Tour will be put into test operations during the autumn 2021 and then taken into full service by spring 2022, when the tourist season starts in the Svalbard archipelago.
High comfort, warmth and low noise levels have been the focus for the Marell engineers that have designed this successful concept together with Hurtigruten Svalbard. They have met all technical requirements, creating a hull with low resistance for the minimum environmental impact and making a stable platform that can carry passengers and extra loads needed. The aft deck provides a flexible and multifunctional platform that can be used, for example, for launching smaller crafts. The forward elevated deck can be used to get higher and closer to selected excursion destinations
The crew of two are situated in Ullman suspension chairs with a central steering position, common across all Marell crafts for full view and control. The number of passengers the craft can carry is 12, who all are situated safely and comfortably in double chairs with seat belts.
The M15 Tour travels exceptionally dry without sea on the front deck or on windscreens, due to the wide foreship design. The ship can also handle tough conditions safely without fatigue problems, thanks to the reinforced bow together with the unique method of connecting longitudinals and transverse stiffening.
M15 drive train configurations
Twin or triple D6 w/ sterndrives
Twin, triple or quad outboard
Volvo Penta IPS
M15 main particulars
Up to 70 knots
CE Class B offshore
100A1 SSC PATROL HSC G2
No of persons:
Up to 1000 Nm
Lloyd’s Register +
M15 other particulars
Marine grade aluminium Sheet metal EN-AW 5083 & Profiles EN-AW 6060
Canopy made of vacuum moulded GRP
Epoxi paint and antifouling
GRP composite honeycomb laminates
Closed polyethylene foam with polyurethane coating