Marell M17 – an extension of the M15 high-speed platform
The Marell M17 platform is an extension of the M15 high-speed craft platform. It allows for additional driveline configurations with even more power and provides further stability and better performance in rough seas and weather. We offer commercial customers four types of vessels: M17 Patrol, M17 SAR, M17 Crew and M17 Tour.
Unique hull design features
The M17 platform 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, ensure 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 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 16” displays are situated, one for radar and one for charts. The helmsman has a 27” display in a low front position, giving clear direct boat information. An advanced safety feature includes that the navigator can mirror the information from the 16” screen at SB to the center 27” screen, giving real time info. The helmsman can fully focus on the high-speed interceptions and boarding missions. The M17 can be equipped with MOB joystick docking stations on aft deck platform, for precise rescue and docking operations.
Cabin configuration with best crew comfort
The M17 has a watertight and strong glass sunroof to create the best light and spacious atmosphere in the wheelhouse. The crew are comfortable seated in Ullman Daytona Crew seats. The dashboard is covered with EVA mats. Heating, cooling and ventilation are designed for highest comfort across climate zones, from Arctic sea to Tropical waters. All windows are tempered, laminated and tinted to reduce sun glare. The dashboard is covered with black mats to further reduce glare.
In addition to rescue equipment, the M17 is equipped with two life rafts, manual and automatic engine room fire extinguisher, rescue ladders and emergency kits. The 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, and VHF/DSC system. On deck a special track system is mounted to secure load. The 6 or 8 bollards are of robust design for both mooring and towing other vessels.
Marell M17 SAR - More power and equipment for tough offshore operations
The M17 SAR is designed and equipped for demanding tasks in for example the Baltic Sea, North Sea and North Atlantic waters. The missions the vessel, with is crew, can handle are the following (but not limited to):
Search and Rescue (SAR) duties, including medical support, salvage and towing
Salvage operations with salvage equipment loaded on the ship in special containers, stowed on aft deck
Transport of rescue teams together with their equipment in SAR operations
Transport of watercrafts and smaller RIBs
The M17 SAR is purpose-designed for search and rescue operations. The standard configuration includes a rescue runner or watercraft on aft deck, extra capacity for up to 30 rescued persons in emergency, special areas for stretchers and a lifting table for lowering rescued persons from fore deck to forward compartment.
The craft is equipped with extra fire pumps and fire stations on both sides and a fire monitor in front, with special nozzles for firefighting and optimal protection.
A rescue crane and rescue net are mounted on aft deck. A safety line rail is fitted around the wheelhouse. The deck width at side of deckhouse is around 600 mm, which provides optimal room for safe passage for crew and rescued persons.
The Marell crafts are designed with a center steering position, inherited from pilot boat operations and now further improved. 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 complicated SAR operations, in any type of weather, day or night.
The raised fore deck creates a stable platform for the crew when approaching other vessels whilst the lower aft deck is a very flexible and stable multi-purpose platform from where the crew can launch rescued persons to a helicopter and successfully carry out SAR operations in open seas.
Marell M17 Patrol – More power and stability with versatile platform
The M17 Patrol is designed for anti-piracy operations, border control, intelligence gathering, maritime security, boarding and patrol/police missions. For boarding and patrol, inboard sterndrives in 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 with preferred water jet solution.
The sharp V bottom and moderate deadrise at stern with lifting strakes parallel to keel line makes the craft very course stable with very limited hump during acceleration which also reduces fuel consumption and increases your cruising range.
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.
Ballistic protection of wheelhouse and shields for passengers and crew can be installed as an option.
M17 main particulars
CE Class B offshore LR + 100A1 SSC PATROL HSC G2
No of persons:
Max 34 in Eme
Up to 1000 Nm
M17 drive train configurations
13 and 16-liter Diesel engines
Mixed flow Waterjet
Other M17 particulars
Marine grade aluminum EN-AW 5083 & EN-AW 6060
Canopy made of vacuum molded GRP
Epoxy paint and antifouling
GRP composite honeycomb laminates
Closed polyethylene foam with polyurethane coating