Laky Verf 14M Multi-Purpose High-Speed Boat, Russia
The 14M multi-purpose high-speed boat built by Laky Verf Company is suitable for missions such as patrol, search and rescue, surveillance, interception and inspection of ship offenders, fishing in the coastal and marine waters. It can also be used for transportation of passengers.
The 14M boats have been built under the supervision of State Small Boat Inspection or Russian Maritime Registry of Shipping and are in service with the Russian authorities including the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the Federal Customs Service, the Ministry of Transport, and the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
14M patrol boat orders and deliveries
The Project 12150 Mangust fast patrol boats built by Vympel Shipyard JSC are in service with the Russian Navy, Federal Security Service (FSB) and Customs Service of Russian Federation.
Keel for the first 14M patrol boat, named Guardian, was laid in Shlisselburg in September 2012 and the boat was delivered to the Russian government in December 2012 for use in patrol missions in the city of Novosibirsk.
Marsh shipyard launched a 14M special patrol vessel named Nikolai Nikiforov, for the PKU Northwest District Office Logistics Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, in September 2013. Another vessel ordered by the Russian Interior Ministry was launched in April 2014.
A 14M patrol boat ordered by the Federal Service for Supervision of Transport (Rostransnadzor) was launched in July 2014. Two patrol boats built for the Federal Customs Service (FCS) of the Russian Federation were launched in October 2014 and November 2014 respectively.
In May 2015, the Russian Interior Ministry received a new 14M patrol boat, which will be deployed in patrol duties in inland waterways of St Petersburg and Leningrad.
Design and features of Laky Verf 14M patrol boat
The 14M high-speed patrol boat is of light alloy construction. It measures 14.5m in overall length, 4m in overall width and has an overall draught between 0.85m and 1.1m, while its afterdeck area is 12m².
The vessel has two cabins, which accommodate up to 10 people during daytime operations and six people at night. The bridge, equipped with five seats and deckhouse, offers all-round observation for the operators. An air conditioning system running on a diesel-generator creates comfortable stay for the occupants. The aft section is accessed through a sliding door fitted behind the pilot chair.
The boat is also equipped with a 3.1m-long tender that is launched and lifted aboard from the water using a launching and lifting appliance. Powered by a 20hp engine, the tender is used to transport people / cargo between other ships and port.
Equipment onboard 14M patrol boat
The high-speed boat is integrated with Furuno Electric's ultra-high-definition digital marine radar, which provides noise-free target data. It also features a navigation control system, loudspeaker, antenna systems and communication systems.
Propulsion and performance
Engine options for the 14M patrol boat include two 330hp Volvo Penta D6-330/DPH or two 400hp Volvo Penta D6-400A/DHP. The Volvo Penta D6-330/DPH diesel engines fitted with corner swivel columns provide a maximum speed of 31kts whereas the Volvo Penta D6-400A/DHP engines provide speeds up to 35kts.
The boat can carry 1,500l of fuel and 200l of fresh water, and has a cruising range up to 450nm.