SAFE Boats International, a manufacturer of aluminum, patrol and response boats located in Bremerton, Wash., has manufactured and delivered two new 41-foot Center Console – Offshore Interceptors for the Royal Bahamas Police Force adding to its growing fleet of SAFE Boats.
The 41-foot Center Console - Offshore Interceptor Vessel’s primary mission is counter-narcotics and human trafficking interdiction within the waters of the Bahamas. The vessels were delivered late in December and acquired through a joint effort between the U.S. Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Royal Bahamian Police Force.
The SAFE Boats International aluminum 41-foot Center Console – Offshore design is an integrated, offshore, mission specific vessel which can achieve pursuit speeds well in excess of 50 knots in the most extreme rough water conditions, according to the builder. The vessel combines SAFE Boats’ Patented Hull and Collar Designs and SHOXS Seats for shock mitigation capabilities. The SHOXS seats are designed to dramatically reduce the debilitating physical impact of extended, high speed, rough water operations on the crew. The superior, ergonomic helm seat design has throttle controls integrated to the seat allowing the coxswain and the controls to be in full shock mitigation while operating at high speeds. The boat is outfitted with a Garmin navigation suite, multiple radios and a FLIR M-Series thermal imaging camera which integrates into three multifunction display screens conveniently located for the entire crew to view and operate in low light conditions. The vessels are powered by four Mercury 300hp Verado engines which have proven to be extremely efficient and reliable allowing for a range that exceeds 400 nautical miles.
The SAFE 41-foot Center Console - Offshore has become the professional boat of choice for offshore drug and migrant interdiction missions in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. SAFE Boats International was the recently awarded a 52 boat contract for U.S. Customs and Border Protection named CIV (Coastal Interceptor Vessel) which are currently in production for the first delivery this year.