ORC Pilot & Police Boats

Hart Marine and the ORC pilot boat

Hart Marine collaborates with French naval architects Pantocarene France in building a range of pilot boats that have far surpassed performance expectations. The ORC is self righting and features include oversized rudders for increased manoeuvrability, wide side decks with an Ocean 3 fender system to facilitate pilot transfer and a suspended wheelhouse that reduces structure-borne noise and vibration and crew fatigue.  Improved stability and sea-keeping characteristics are achieved through the vessel’s hull form, with a wide waterline and wave-piercing beak bow to minimise pitching.


The ORC pilot boat in action

An hour’s drive from Hart Marine the entrance to Port Phillip Heads offers the perfect arena for putting a pilot boat to the test. Something that Port Phillip Pilots do everyday with their fleet of Hart Marine built ORCs.

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Safety + Performance

Self-righting should be at the top over every pilot’s wish list. The ORC pilot boat manages to combine comprehensive safety features with outstanding performance.



ORC Police Boat VPO2

Aus Marine has just run an article about the recently delivered Hart Marine Police Boat, VPO2. Click here to view the story.