Vigilant
Boat Owner
Tasmania Police
Designer
Ray Kemp
Builder
Ray Kemp
Description

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
Category