Austal Restricted (Austal) is happy to announce Austal Australia has delivered the second of eight Developed Cape-class Patrol Boats (ECCPB’s) to the Royal Australian Navy. The vessel, ADV Cape Peron, was formally accepted by the Commonwealth of Australia. The Cape class is a ship class of 20 massive patrol boats operated by the Marine Unit of the Australian Border Drive, the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.The 58-metre aluminium monohull patrol boat is the second of eight to be delivered to the Royal Australian Navy.

Austal Restricted Chief Govt Officer, Paddy Gregg stated,”The supply of the second Developed Cape-class Patrol Boat highlights the important significance of the vessel as a functionality to the Royal Australian Navy, and Australia’s nationwide naval shipbuilding enterprise. The Developed Cape-class Patrol Boats are usually not solely enhancing the Royal Australian Navy’s functionality, however additional strengthening Australia’s sovereign shipbuilding functionality, which is extra essential than ever earlier than. Austal continues to have interaction over 300 defence business companions throughout Australia to assemble the Developed Cape-class Patrol Boats.”


The primary Developed Cape-class Patrol Boat, ADV Cape Otway, was delivered in March 2022, following roughly 18 months development. The six remaining vessels are in varied levels of manufacturing at Austal’s Henderson, Western Australia shipyard and deliveries are scheduled progressively by means of to 2024. With higher functionality than the benchmark Cape-class Patrol Boats, the Developed Capes function new, bigger facilities to accommodate as much as 32 folks, improved high quality of life methods and superior sustainment intelligence methods that additional improve the Royal Australian Navy’s potential to combat and win at sea.

The Developed Cape-class Patrol Boat Venture (SEA1445-1) is using roughly 400 folks instantly in Western Australia and interesting greater than 300 provide chain companions throughout Australia. Austal Australia can also be contracted to ship 21 Guardian-class Patrol Boats to the Commonwealth of Australia below the Pacific Patrol Boat Substitute Venture (SEA3036-1) and has delivered 15 vessels up to now. This ASX announcement has been accredited and authorised for launch by Paddy Gregg, Austal Restricted’s Chief Govt Officer.

Austal Australia has delivered the second Developed Cape-class Patrol Boat, ADV Cape Peron (315) to the Royal Australian Navy. (Photograph: Austal)