Broken Bay 30 is now just over ten years old. It was launched in April 2009 and delivered to Broken Bay in May 2009. Broken Bay 30 currently is a Steber 28 which has provided excellent service to the Unit for the past ten years. It is Marine rescue NSW (MRNSW) policy to replace vessels when they reach ten years of active service.
Jimmy Arteaga, our Unit Commander has formed a small working group to evaluate the current MRNSW recommended 30 class vessels. The group has conducted onsite inspections and sea trails of vessels and expects to have recommendations for Jimmy by the end of June.
The two vessels that top the list as replacements are the 10 Metre Naiad produced by Yamba Welding and the 11.38 Metre Steber produced by Steber International.