Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation (NIFCA) operate a modern purpose-built fisheries patrol/survey catamaran. Built 2014/15 in Great Yarmouth, she is the first vessel of the SB LYNX 1600 design. Using G.R.P (Glass reinforced plastic) its gross weight is 25 tonne with an overall length of 17.50 metres. It has a beam of 5.50 metre and draft of 1.60 metre and is powered by twin Cummins QSC 8.3 main engines with Twin Disc MGX5065A Gearboxes.
Giving a sprint speed of 23 knots and a cruising speed of 17 knots, the St Aidan is coded to MCA category 2, with a capacity of carrying 10 passengers/crew.