Five invited to a raiding party

The Government has invited tenders to build nine large raiding craft for the Royal Marines, with an option for three more. The 6.5m-long rigid craft will be built to an agreed design, including the latest modifications. Each craft will be powered by a Yamaha six-cylinder 240hp diesel. The Ministry of Defence said it would welcome […]

The Government has invited tenders to build nine large raiding craft for the Royal Marines, with an option for three more.

The 6.5m-long rigid craft will be built to an agreed design, including the latest modifications. Each craft will be powered by a Yamaha six-cylinder 240hp diesel.

The Ministry of Defence said it would welcome ‘innovative financing and risk-sharing proposals’ for construction and support a reference to the Private Finance Initiative.