San Francisco Bay area-based Moose Boats recently delivered a new M1-46 Catamaran Dive Boat to Los Angeles Police Department.
At 46 feet in length, the M1-46 is the largest vessel of the Moose Boats fleet to date. The M1-46 all aluminum catamaran, with a maximum speed of 38 knots, is powered by twin 600hp Cummins diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets and Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls.
The boat features a fully enclosed cabin complete with three shock mitigating seats, galley, dinette, head, shower and a workstation for ROV piloting, surface-supply air monitoring and Diver Recall System operation.
The 46 foot catamaran has the capacity to carry over twenty divers with an extended rubber-inlaid cockpit, large dive seat, stowage for 12 dive tanks, dual dive ladders and an additional aft Hamilton Blue Arrow Station for use during dive operations.
The City of Los Angeles utilized a Fiscal Year 2010 Port Security Grant Program award to purchase the Moose Boats M1-46’.
The vessel will operate in the waters from the Port of Los Angeles North to Pacific Palisades and will become a significant proponent of the Port Dive Operations Group (PDOG) within the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.