Birdon was contracted to build a fleet of seven new Class 2 monohull patrol vessels for use by the NSW Police Force. The vessels are all 20m in length and feature the latest technology, navigation, and electronics.
The Police Boats are seasonally located in Sydney (Balmain), Broken Bay, Botany Bay, Eden, Port Kembla, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Tweed Heads, and Coffs Harbour. These vessels are used for service and patrol duties along the coast of New South Wales. The vessels will be operated by up to six crew members and have a fuel range up to 700NM for periods of three days at a time within the EEZ.