Defence & Professional
Rescue and support craft
Rescue and support craft for defence and professional
Our VIKING Norsafe range offers a wide selection of boats for defence and professional use, including patrol, assistance, special missions and operations in hostile areas.
Your mission is our passion
Since our first deliveries of boats for defence and professional operators, all crafts have been purpose equipped for specific tasks. We work closely with the customer to understand their requirements and produce the concepts most suitable for the purpose the boats are intended for. This way, when buying a professional boat from VIKING, proactive sparring and an attentive co-development approach is part of the package.
We believe that true state-of-the-art solutions are a product of experts joining forces. Your mission is our passion!
Key features of VIKING Norsafe rescue and support craft
Our VIKING Norsafe boats for defence and military professionals are specially designed to operate away from shore or the mother ship for extended periods of time. Combining superb seaworthiness, manoeuverability and high speed, the boats are ideal for a multitude of roles, functions and applications.
From design and development through to production, attention is paid to guarantee the highest quality. Only the best craftsmanship, components, materials and technologies are used.
VIKING can deliver boats with a range of optional features including ballistic protections and even remote weapon stations.
- Low freeboard
- Sprayhood specially designed for boarding
- Anti-slip deck surface
- Ample deck space
- Self-righting system
- Sturdy foam-filled fender
- Rugged and sleek fibreglass construction allows radar waves to pass through
- Designed and manufactured at VIKING Norsafe facilities
When failure is not an option
For the majority of our users, equipment failure is - and cannot be - an option. VIKING Norsafe boats operating in the "no-failure-zone" can be equipped with a mechanical override control system for the engine electronics. Even if all on board engine electronics are heavily damaged or should fail completely, this system allows boats with full redundancy, where the motor, power train and all support functions are isolated within the craft. This helps ensure a safe return for crew to land or to the mother ship, regardless of the severity of conditions.
Watch VIKING Norsafe boats in action
Task flexible or mission specific
Performing excellently in both extremely specialist and/or highly versatile work-horse roles requires both an expertly composed solution and a second to none build quality.
Following fabrication, all boats are fully tested to ensure their performance. Customers are welcome to attend testing and sea trials at our production facilities which have open ocean access.
As a testimony to our level of quality, all our boats are designed, built and equipped to comply with RCD, DNV CRAFT and SOLAS regulations or similar national regulations. Other codes and certification modules can be supplied. All boats are specially designed and constructed to meet the need for fully available, low maintenance, standby and operation.
Custom propulsion options
To most of our defence and professional boat clients, propulsion performance and speed are the alpha and the omega. VIKING Norsafe boats are usually fitted with inboard diesel engines driven by waterjet, stern or surface drives. Petrol outboard motors can also be installed if preferred.
This extensive range of options gives a wide spectrum of operational possibilities - from shallow river or coastal mission deployment to high speed offshore use.
See an extract of our many propulsion options:
Twin outboard drive (Munin S1200)
Fast rescue boats
Global service and support
VIKING offers a unique OEM approach to service and support. Operating out of 288 servicing stations worldwide, our teams of in-house trained and certified technicians have the experience, flexibility and competencies to deliver the right solution for any project.
We control the entire service value chain, ensuring that our customers can always expect unmatched efficiency, flexibility and quality.
VIKING operates a number of state-of-the-art safety training academies supporting not only our industry leading maritime and offshore business areas, but also our defence and professional clients.
Our VIKING Safety Academy provides operations and maintenance courses with practical training, e-learning and specialized courses. And training is included when you invest in VIKING Norsafe boat solutions.
Investing in VIKING Norsafe solutions for your newbuild helps to
ensure a hassle-free lifetime for the vessel - and keep costs to a minimum.
With a mix of land-based training facilities and e-learning software,
VIKING Safety Academy offers unbeatable value for money.