Robert Allan Ltd. won a contract by the Fire Department of New York for the design and construction administration of a new fireboat
. The new vessel will replace the aging Fire Fighter.
The contract for design and construction administration was bid internationally and awarded to Robert Allan Ltd. The new vessel will be approximately 130 ft. long, have a service speed of 17.5 knots, and a total pumping capacity of 36,000 gpm. The vessel is expected to be put to tender at shipyards late in the second quarter of 2006.