The M18 Fast Assault Boat is designed to operate under extreme environmental conditions and able to conduct the full spectrum of Patrol missions , developed for the Royal Thai Navy by Marsun . Marsun Thailand is prepared to adapt any combat suit configuration and install relevant hardware and assume the system integration responsibility to meet the operational requirements of any customer in full. Very low draught, long endurance, high speed in excess of 40+ knots, high maneuverability is some of the features that make the M18 a superior standard platform for all types of missions to be conducted by this type of vessel.
This Assault Boat consist of a thoroughly defined state of the art concept of the platform systems in conjunction with a logistic, training and financing package taking in particular the support of the ships into consideration. The M18 Fast Assault Boat has been designed to operate in various missions in shallow water as well as in deep water sea areas. This is achieved by a careful selected hull form, by an advanced partly twin water jet construction at low draught and sophisticated redundant equipment.
The M18 is very high speed with excellent maneuverability and stability. Inclined platform at aft for underway launching and hauling 2 of fully equipped and manned RHIBs. A bow ramp is specially designed for Special Operation Forces under deck could be deployed and recovered from the beaching/landing operation. Protection of territorial waters, law enforcement at littoral waters and high sea, protection of ports, rivers, off-shore and in-shore facilities and undertaking surveillance and reconnaissance. Performing insertion and exsertion of fully equipped Special Operation Forces rapidly in and out of combat areas.
Established since 1980, Marsun Public Company Limited is strategically located near Bangkok at Samutprakarn, at the mouth of the Chao Phraya River. Marsun has delivered over 309 various types of vessels. These include Fast Patrol Craft, Fast Attack Missile Craft, Crew and Supply Vessels, Ferries, Motor Yachts, Oil Spill Recovery Vessels, Multi-Purpose Craft etc. In addition to these, Marsun has also provided consultation on design, construction and repair to meet wide-ranging requirements for both domestic and international customers. Since 2000, the company has aggressively served the needs of the international marine market. This has resulted in Marsun winning a number of international tenders.