Image: Wight Shipyard

A zero emission patrol vessel, with the armed forces, police and coastguard in mind, is being unveiled today (Tuesday) in Southampton by an Isle of Wight boatbuilder.

The Chartwell Marine design will switch between electric and hybrid power when needed.

New emissions requirements come into force next year and East Cowes-based Wight Shipyard Co is behind the building of the new boat.

The 9 metre VBO2 will be unveiled at the Seawork show in Southampton.