Development Complete of Norsafe Mako 655 Stern Drive
Modified to suit boarding and personnel transfer roles, this version of the Mako 655 is fitted with seating for 8 persons and is powered by an inboard diesel engine and stern drive.
The Mako 655 is already one of Norsafe’s most successful boats with more than 600 units delivered since 1999. Military and professional operators for this version include ESVAGT, Indian Navy, Norwegian Home Defence, Sabah Port and Harbour Department as well as the Sri Lanka Navy.
This new version of the Mako 655 with stern drive has been developed completely in-house with special thanks to our 3D engineering and product development team in Jiangyin Norsafe, China who led the development and will manufacture the first boats.
Initial orders were received in April 2017 and the first deliveries will be made in October 2017.
Key features of this Mako 655 include:
• 370Hp Mercury 4.2L TDI engine and Bravo 3 XR stern drive
• Speed of 40 knots with load of 1200kg
• Dedicated seating for 8 persons
• Norsafe K4 single point lifting hook with interface for docking head
• Fuel Consumption below 20l/hr at 20 knots in light load
Norsafe will manufacture 14 boats over the next three years so they are available for potential clients’ inspection and testing.
This project shows how readily Norsafe’s SOLAS compliant models can be converted for alternative uses, given the technical know-how of our experienced teams and available resources.