C&G Boat Works, Inc of Mobile, Ala., has been awarded a contract to build up to five YP-R class Training Patrol Craft for the United States Navy
. This contract was won in a contested design and cost competition, where the Navy evaluated
the proposed design, the technical proposal as well as the price. The contract for 2 vessels plus three optional vessels can make the contract value reach approx $44m. C&G’s partner in this proposal is Technology Associates, Inc (TAI) of New Orleans, La. TAI prepared the proposal for C&G and will be in charge of performing the Design, Program Management Support and Integrated Logisitics Support (ILS) functions for C&G.
The YP-R will be the new generation of Training Vessels to be used by the United States Naval Academy to train Naval Officers. The vessels are 116 Ft long and 27.9 ft wide. They can accommodate up to 40 officers and cadets and perform a variety of training functions including seamanship, navigation and engineering training. The vessel has class rooms and electronic training spaces where all navigation and control functions can be simulated. The cadets can also practice live training. The vessel can be out at sea for extended periods of up to 5 days.