Thunder Child’ The XSV 17 is a development of Safehaven’s new Barracuda range of high speed, low RCS Interceptor/patrol craft for commercial, S.A.R. and naval operations. The new design brings even greater capabilities incorporating greater speed, greater range, higher crew capacity and an even lower RCS.
The first of class ‘Thunder Child’ is an undeniably striking and stylish craft, however, the resulting sleek profile is pure as a result of form following function due to her unique design features, which combine a high-speed wave-piercing hull design with a low radar signature superstructure. The principal dimensions of XSV 17 are an L.O.A. of 18m (17.3m moulded) a 4m beam and a draft of .85m.