The all new Austal Patrol 40 is based on Austal’s proven patrol boat design platform and is 39.5 metres long with a beam of 8 metres and a loaded draft of 2.5 metres. It is capable of travelling at 20 knots and at 12 knots possesses a 3,000 nautical mile range. Each vessel can accommodate 23 people. Austal is currently constructing and delivering 21 steel-hulled Patrol 40s designated Guardian Class Patrol Boat (GCPB) for the Pacific Patrol Boat Replacement program for the Commonwealth of Australia. 21 GCPBs are being gifted by the Commonwealth to 12 Pacific Island Nations and Timor-Leste under its Pacific Maritime Security Program.