Falmouth Harbour to buy New Pilot Vessel


General News

July 26th

Falmouth Harbour is inviting boat builders around the UK to tender for the construction of a clean, green, fuel-efficient pilot vessel to join a fleet operating 24/7, 365 days a year and completing more than 1,000 boardings and landings per year within the Falmouth Pilotage Area.

The tender aims to appoint a builder in October 2022 with a view to having the new, 16–18m dedicated coded pilot vessel operational in 2024.

Organisations interested in building the new vessel should send a simple confirmation of their intention to respond to by 2nd August 2022.  If you require a copy of the NDA please contact Kathryn Smith on  kathrynsmith@falmouthharbour.co.uk.  Interested parties will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement. Falmouth Harbour will then issue an Invitation to Tender (ITT), a document that contains full instructions on the tendering process and sets out the Harbour’s requirements. Tenders are required by the 15th September 2022.

Please note that within the ITT the Outline Vessel Specification states that an essential requirement of any new vessel for the Falmouth Harbour Pilot Services tender is that it has to be constructed in UK.

It is also a condition of the ITT that we require the boat to be built from GRP/FRP.

Please send your intention to respond to Kathryn Smith on kathrynsmith@falmouthharbour.co.uk

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