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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Moose Boats Delivers Security & Patrol Vessel

September 21, 2005

Moose Boats, a designer and builder of aluminum catamarans, has delivered a Moose 340C security and patrol vessel to the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. This is the first of a two boat contract that that was recently awarded through GSA (General Services Administration) by the Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD). The Suisun Bay Fleet consists of dry cargo ships, tankers, military auxiliaries and other types of reserve ships in the custody of the Maritime Administration. The Moose 340C’s will be used for security and patrol of the fleet. (Photo taken at Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet on day of delivery) The Moose 340C is a 37’-6” All-Aluminum Jet Powered Catamaran with twin Cummins (CMI) 380hp turbo diesels and is propelled by Hamilton 292 water jets. This vessel can attain a top speed of over 34 knots, cruise at almost 30 knots, come to a full-speed stop in less than two boat lengths and turn on a dime. Its 21” draft will allow all of this to be done in less than 3’ of water which is ideal for it patrol application in the Suisun Bay.


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