Name: Vigilant
Boat Owner: Tasmania Police
Designer: Ray Kemp
Builder: Ray Kemp

P. V Vigilant, commissioned 1971. continuous service as the Water Police launch performing many rescues, recovery operations most notably during the Tasman bridge crisis where Vigilant was utilised as a dive platform for police and Navy divers. Vigilant was a mothership for operations during the Gordon below Franklin protests and was the control platform for many search and rescue operations.
After Tasmania Police took on the fisheries role in the 1985, Vigilant has performed between 8 to 11 multi day fisheries patrols each year ever since, in all Tasmanian state waters.
Vigilant is unique in that it the last remaining Police / Fisheries patrol vessel made from Huon Pine and Tasmanian hardwoods that is still in service.

LOD feet: 50
Hull Timber: Huon Pine
Type of Boat: Motor Launch
State: Tasmania
Built: 1971
Location: KF1-end