2018 brought some interesting projects for Q-SPD, the highlight being 3 military patrol boats built by Abu Dhabi Ship Builders. Q-SPD supplied the complete propulsion driveline system along with the full steering package and end to end exhaust systems.
These DV15 Interceptors have become a popular model used by governments around the world as high speed patrol vessels. Previous built models have used trimmable surface drives, with this project the customer wanted a more reliable and user friendly option rather than the typical high maintenance and complex operational needs of trimming surface drives.
Q-SPD are the only non trimming surface drive able to deliver performance across the range as well as being extremely low maintenance and very operator friendly. Being extremely light weight and easy to install being a added bonus.
The DV15 Interceptors are powered by twin Catapillar C13 705hp engines and have a top speed of 52-56 knots (depending on version and payload).
QSD130 Surface Drives
5 blade propellers
Full power steering solution
Complete exhaust systems
Custom risers & mixers (designed in house)
2019 has kicked off with an order for another 3 Q-SPD Surface Drives for the same customer in Abu Dhabi.