Austal Restricted (Austal) is happy to announce Austal Australia has delivered the third of eight Advanced Cape-class Patrol Boats (ECCPB’s) to the Royal Australian Navy. The vessel, ADV Cape Naturaliste, was formally accepted by the Commonwealth of Australia. The 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat is the third of eight to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy. In Might 2020, the Royal Australian Navy positioned an order for six ‘Advanced’ Cape-class vessels. The ‘Advanced’ Cape-class has a number of enhancements and has elevated crew capability from 22 to 32 individuals. In April 2022, the RAN ordered two further ‘Advanced’ Cape-class vessels. The primary two Advanced Cape-class Patrol Boats, ADV Cape Otway and ADV Cape Peron have been delivered in March and August 2022, respectively.

Austal Restricted Chief Govt Officer, Paddy Gregg mentioned,“The supply of the third Advanced Cape-class Patrol Boat highlighted Austal’s confirmed productiveness and reliability to ship naval shipbuilding applications in Australia. Austal has now delivered three Advanced Capes to the Royal Australian Navy because the contract was signed in Might 2020. Our productiveness has improved with every new vessel, to the purpose the place Austal is launching a brand new Advanced Cape after simply 12 months building. The fourth vessel, the longer term ADV Cape Capricorn, is alongside now and we now have 4 extra Advanced Capes at numerous phases of manufacturing, right here in Henderson.


The Advanced Capes function new, bigger facilities to accommodate as much as 32 individuals, improved high quality of life methods and superior sustainment intelligence methods that additional improve the Royal Australian Navy’s capability to combat and win at sea. The patrol boats can be utilised for all kinds of constabulary and naval missions and play a essential function in Australia’s nationwide safety, as a high-performing, dependable and efficient maritime asset. Austal Australia can also be contracted to ship 22 Guardian-class Patrol Boats to the Commonwealth of Australia underneath the Pacific Patrol Boat Substitute Venture (SEA3036-1) and has delivered 15 vessels since 2018.

Austal Australia continues to make use of roughly 400 individuals (straight) in Western Australia and is participating greater than 300 provide chain companions throughout Australia, to ship the Advanced Cape-class Patrol Boat Venture (SEA1445-1) for the Royal Australian Navy. In-service assist for the Cape, Advanced Cape and Guardian-class Patrol Boat fleets operated by the Australian Border Drive, Royal Australian Navy and Pacific Island nations is offered by Austal Australia by way of devoted service centres positioned in Henderson, Western Australia; Cairns, Queensland; and Darwin, Northern Territory.

Austal Australia has delivered the third Advanced Cape-class Patrol Boat, ADV Cape Naturaliste (316) to the Royal Australian Navy. (Picture by Austal)