Derecktor Delivers Fire Boat

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Derecktor Shipyards delivered a 30-ft. fire boat to the Branford, Connecticut Fire Department. Based upon the asymmetrical catamaran designed Bridgeport Police vessel, Nigel-Gee & Associates and Derecktor have teamed up once again to provide a neighboring town with a high-quality civil-service craft. The fire boat is equipped with a 1500 gallon per minute at 150 pounds per square inch gasoline-powered fire pump provided by Darley and the salt water is supplied either directly from the bottom intake or a 20’ suction line. In case human evacuation is needed, the medically equipped pilot house is capable of transporting two persons via stretcher and has appropriate overhead hangers for IV bottles.

The vessel is outfitted with twin 275hp Mercury Verado Outboards, a 5KW Kohler gasoline generator, a 50 AMP battery charger, a Coleman SeaMach self-contained heating and air conditioning system, a tow real, and a rescue davit, all while maintaining an ample amount of interior and exterior space required for the safe operation of the vessel by firemen in full firefighting gear. Navigation and communication electronics for the vessel include a Furuno NavNet radar, plotting and depth finder and two VHFs. The vessel conforms to the standards of USCG T-boat per CFR 46 and recommendations of the American Boat and Yacht Council, and its structure is designed in accordance with Lloyds Special Service Craft Rules. Two nonintegral 100 gallon fuel tanks fabricated from aluminum, in compliance with ABYC, provide the fuel for the Mercury Verados and the generator. Vessel capabilities include shallow water maneuvering, four season operation, and the ability to run comfortably at 35 knots.

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