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The T Craft class inshore patrol vessels
are a class of patrol boat
A patrol boat is a relatively small naval vessel generally designed for coastal defense duties.There have been many designs for patrol boats. They may be operated by a nation's navy, coast guard, or police force, and may be intended for marine and/or estuarine or river environments...
currently in service with the South African Navy
The South African Navy is the navy of the Republic of South Africa.-Formation:The South African Navy can trace its official origins back to the SA Naval Service, which was established on 1 April 1922....
These boats are twin hulled catamarans of glass reinforced plastic (GRP) sandwich construction, capable of carrying up to 15 personnel. Each carries a RIB
A rigid-hulled inflatable boat, or rigid-inflatable boat is a light-weight but high-performance and high-capacity boat constructed with a solid, shaped hull and flexible tubes at the gunwale. The design is stable and seaworthy...
in the stern well. They were ordered in mid-1991, and commissioned into the Navy in 2003. Three of this type were also built for Israel
The State of Israel is a parliamentary republic located in the Middle East, along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea...
in 1997. The original T-Craft was closed after 1997.
Ocean Legacy Marine Engineering during 2004 launched their marine division using some of the T-Craft designs which are now being drawn by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft in New Zealand and are now being constructed in South Africa in Marine Grade Aluminium.