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Guardian Class Patrol Boat (Austal Patrol 40)

The Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement (PPB-R) Project, or SEA3036-1, is part of the Commonwealth’s Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP) that aims to enhance practical maritime security cooperation across the South Pacific.

The Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Project broadens and further strengthens the region’s capability to respond to issues such fisheries protection, trans-national crime, and search and rescue through the provision of patrol boats to Pacific Island nations.

As of November 2022 the PPB-R Project comprises 22 x 39.5m steel hull vessels, named Guardian-class Patrol Boats, designed and constructed by Austal Australia for delivery to 12 Pacific Island nations and Timor Leste;

  • Papua New Guinea
  • Fiji
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Tonga
  • Solomon Islands
  • Cook Islands
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Palau
  • Samoa
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu
  • Timor Leste

The Guardian-class Patrol Boat (Austal Patrol 40) is based on Austal’s proven patrol boat design platform, originally developed for the Australian Customs Service (now Australian Border Force) and is 39.5 metres long with a beam of 8 metres and a loaded draft of 2.5 metres. It is capable of traveling at 20 knots and at 12 knots possesses a 3,000 nautical mile range. Each vessel can accommodate 23 people.

The 22 Guardian-class Patrol Boats have been constructed at Austal's dedicated Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement Production Facility at Naval Base (near Henderson) in Western Australia and are supported by Austal's service centre located in Cairns, Queensland.

A new variant of the Austal Patrol 40, with additional weapons is available. The concept is shown in the Datasheet available for download here:

For more information on the Guardian-class Patrol Boat (Austal Patrol 40), please contact Austal Sales via or call +61 8 94101111.