56' Pilot Boat

Vigor is currently building two 56' Camarc Design pilot boats for the Port of Los Angeles.

Camarc pilot boats are widely acknowledged worldwide as the gold standard for design quality and reliable performance, particularly in more extreme environmental conditions. This smaller boat currently used throughout Europe, Australia and South America delivers the same consistent performance as the larger boats to the US mid-sized market.

The boat features a twin chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping. The design accommodates multiple heavy fender systems facilitating safer pilot transfers in challenging weather. An articulated rescue davit provides man overboard recovery. The overall design also maximizes the available horsepower and performance from a Tier III (non-catalyst) level engine.

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Principal Characteristics

Length (Overall)

55'4" (16.9m)

Beam (Overall)

16'5" (5.0m)

Design Displacement

61,000 lbs (30.5 tons)

Fuel Capacity

660 gal (498l)

Water Capacity

66 gal (250l)

Top Speed (Approx)

~27 knots

Cruise Speed (Approx)

~24 knots


(2) CAT C18 ACERT, 803 BHP each Tier III meets current CARB emissions requirements (non-catalyst)


ZF 665A-1


NiBrAl 5 bladed fixed pitched


Kohler 16kW


Heavy Weather Integrated Popsafe Fendering 2 Crew, 8 Pilots Articulated Rescue Davit Furuno Navigation / Electronics System