Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 13 December 2009
Total Production: 3
Origin: Brazil
Corporations: INACE
Parent System: NAPA 500
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 13 December 2009
Total Production: 3
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Description: The Macae, formerly known as NAPA 500, is a 500-ton class patrol boats being built by INACE for the Brazilian Navy featuring steel hull and aluminum superstructure. The Brazilian Navy plans call for the procurement of eight vessels with the first two already ordered and delivered in 2009 and 2010. These vessels are equipped with one Boforst 40 Mk4 gun and two 20mm guns. The propulsion system consists of two MTU 16V 4000 M90 diesel engines developing a top speed of 21 knots and a maximum range of 2,500 nautical miles at 15 knots. As of 2018 only three Macae-class patrol boats have been commissioned by the Brazilian Navy.

Macae Specifications

Crew: 35
Number of Engines: 2
Beam: 9.30 meter (30.5 foot)
Draft: 2.50 meter (8.20 foot)
Length: 56 meter (182 foot)
Main Gun Caliber: 40 millimeter
Max Range: 2,500 nautical mile (4,630 kilometer)
Cruise Speed: 15 knot (7.71 mps)
Top Speed: 21 knot (38.9 kph)
Full Displacement: 500 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

Macae News

There are 2 news between
14 Apr 2009 and 9 Sep 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009Advanced Navigation Systems for Brazil NAPA 500 Navy Patrol Craft
Tuesday, April 14, 2009Northrop Grumman Wins Contracts to Supply Integrated Bridge Systems for New Brazil Navy Patrol Boats

Operators & Related Equipment


Grand Total 31
Cannons & Gear
40 Mk4x1

Macae Ship Listing

SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
P70 Macae-13 Dec 2009-
P75 Macau-30 Nov 2010-
P72 Maracana-Mar 2012-
P73 Maragogipe-2014-
P74 Miramar-2016-
P75 Mangaratiba-2018-
P76 Mostardas-2020-

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