The first of the 7.2m series was built as patrol boat for the Environment Agency who will be exploiting the Cheetah’s extreme capabilities by working in severely fast flowing, shallow tidal estuaries.
The Environment Agency required a fast fisheries patrol vessel with the ability to deploy and retrieve nets from both the bow and stern. ‘Saila Vie’ also has to cope with surf over sand bars and fast tidal races.
The 7.2m, developed at the beginning of 2009 was built as a direct response to customer’s requirements for a fast, trailerable boat capable of carrying heavier loads and larger engines than the 6m series. The 7.2m also conforms to stricter road towing laws applicable on the Continent.