Chowgule ties up with Tuco Marine for patrol boats




Boosting ship building activities in the state, Vasco based Chowgule and Company Pvt Ltd (CCPL) on Monday announced partnership with Denmark’s Tuco Marine Group for manufacturing advanced patrol boats.

The 16-meter-long patrol boats, designed as per Tuco Marine´s ProZero concept, will strengthen CCPL’s existing business of manufacturing composite fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) boats. The company will also look at exporting the patrol boats to south-east Asia and other regions.   

Ashok Chowgule, joint managing director, CCPL, said, “Our collaboration with Tuco seeks to address the need for world-class patrol boats, interceptors, and workboats that are specifically designed for the use of police, coast guards, and the military. These workboats will enhance rescue and search operations in times of disaster relief and management. We look forward to a fruitful association with Tuco and to build next-generation products in India for the world.”

Jonas Pedersen, CEO, ProZero International, said, “We are very excited to join hands with CCPL as we enter the Indian market. The new ProZero boat employs top-of-the-line technology; we have been developing and refining the product for years. We are privileged to be able to provide law enforcement officers and first responder professionals with modern, improved equipment to assist them with their work anywhere in the world from the Mediterranean to the Arctic regions.”

ProZero patrol boats are equipped with the latest equipment, along with a dedicated helmsman and crew member.

The boats are built from lightweight materials that ensure high fuel efficiency, low emission of greenhouse gasses, and minimal maintenance. The hull is specially adapted for low drag to generate high speed and to minimize fuel consumption. Furthermore, it is anti-roll and has great course stability for performing high-speed missions. Due to its light weight and special hull, the boat can reach high speed even under full load.