Pilot Boats

37' Catamaran Pilot Boat

Named after Jacob's Ladder, the ladder used to transfer pilots between vessels, Armstrong offers a line of new pilot boats called the "JL Series." The hull form used for these vessels is based on our proven reverse chine platform. The design is specifically tailored for safe pilot operations in both protected waters and open ocean transfers. Find out why these boats make Armstrong Marine customers among the most satisfied in the world.


  • LOA 37'
  • Beam 14'
  • Flush aluminum decks
  • Swim platform
  • 6" D rubber around hull

Deck Accessories

  • Hand rails
  • Antenna/radar mast
  • Roof access ladder
  • Hull access hatches


  • Forward leaning 10.5' walk around cabin
  • Insulated, paneled, & finished c/w gray interior paint
  • Vinyl non-skid flooring
  • Cuddy cabin


  • Galley package c/w sink, microwave, & storage
  • Head package c/w marine toilet & sink
  • 4 person berth package c/w twin berths port & stbd in cuddy cabin
  • 20 gallon capacities for fresh & waste water systems

Power & Propulsion

  • Twin 370HP Caterpillar diesel engines
  • Digital Caterpillar engine displays
  • Sea Fury surface drives
  • Twin 150 gallon diesel fuel tanks

RHIB Pilot Vessels

When coming alongside a ship at up to 18 knots, safe, predictable handling is vital. And that's exactly what Naiad does best. From the 9.5m twin outboard our range of pilot boats goes up to a 23m twin diesel shaft drive with specially isolated crew cabin. (You’ll be amazed at how incredibly quiet it is in this cabin - just 66dB at cruise speed). In between, Naiad also has 11.3m, 12.6m, 14.9m and 17.3m designs available. Featuring a D-shaped fender system consisting of laminated closed-cell foam coated with a tough polyurethane skin, all Naiad Pilot Boats are built to endure “controlled collisions” day-in, day out.


  • 9.5M Twin Outboard (31')
  • 11.3M Sterdrive (37')
  • 12.6M Twin Outboard (41')
  • 12.6M Twin Diesel Shaft (41')
  • 4.9M Twin Diesel Shaft, Isolated Cabin Optional (16')
  • 17.3M Twin Diesel Shaft, with Isolated Cabin (56')
  • 23M Twin Diesel Shaft, with Isolated Cabin (75')

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