SeaArk Completes Haiti Coast Guard Boats

Monday, February 22, 2010
40’ V Dauntless (Photo courtesy SeaArk Marine, Inc.)

SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently completed the first two boats of a five boat contract for the Haiti Coast Guard. The vessels were purchased through the Global Peace and Security Fund, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC).

The contract included SeaArk Model 40-ft V Dauntless Class vessels.

Length, o.a.    40 ft
Length, w.l.    36 ft
Beam    14 ft
Draft Hull/Max    3 ft
Dead rise    22°
Displacement lbs.    28,000
Fuel    400 gal
Max speed    26 knots
Service speed    22 knots
Range    300 miles
Main engines    Cummins
Marine gears    ZF

The vessel and her crew are tasked with law enforcement, surveillance, search and rescue, disaster relief, migrant repatriation operations and in securing Haiti borders and territorial waters.

The SeaArk Dauntless Class vessel is based on a hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, of Boston, MA, and is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum. The vessel features a deep-vee variable deadrise hull that produces a smooth, dry and stable ride.

The vessel is powered by twin Cummins QSB5.9 diesel engines, rated at 375 hp each coupled to ZF gears. These patrol boats can attain top speeds of 26 knots with a range of 300 miles and operate at a service speed of approximately 22 knots. Pilot house accommodations include seating for a crew of four (4). Forward cabin accommodations include an enclosed berthing area for two (2), marine head, full galley, weapons lockers and hanging storage lockers. All interior spaces on the vessel are climate controlled. The electronics suite includes military communications equipment and radar/NavNet with GPS, plotter with color sounder, and a Force Ten – moretracking system. For onboard electrical service, a 10.0kW Northern Lights generator and 30 amp shore power are provided, supplying 110 volt auxiliary power to the boat.


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