Penn Yon Secures California Patrol Boat Award
Penn Yan Marine Manufacturing Corporation's Pendragon Commercial Division, Penn Yan, N.Y., has been awarded a contract to provide a 25-ft. (7.6-m) long, 9.3-ft. (2.8-m) wide, fiberglass patrol boat to the California Department of Parks and Recreation. The vessel will be used for search and rescue operations by the American River District in Folsom, Calif.
According to plans, the vessel will be manned by emergency medical personnel, and the vessel has therefore been designed to act as a water ambulance, with the capability for providing emergency care while en route to the hospital. Penn Yan will use its 257 Aggressor powered by a Mercruiser 7.4 L Bravo Three gas engine. Specific vessel modifications include installation of a first aid station, special water lines, a custom-made wheelhouse, heater, special storage compartments, and electric power for medical equipment. The company is also busy constructing a fireboat under contract with the City of Redondo Beach, Calif., and has recently completed a contract to supply surf rescue boats to New York state beaches. For more information on Penn Yan Circle 21 on Reader Service Card