Moose Boats, an aluminum boat manufacturer, delivers a M1-44’ catamaran to the US Park Police in New York Harbor. The M1-44’ all aluminum catamaran is powered by twin 600hp Cummins diesel engines coupled to twin Hamilton 322 water-jets with Hamilton Blue Arrow Controls and includes a second full upper station.
The boat features an extra wide fully enclosed cabin complete with a mini-galley, large work station, dinette and three shock mitigating seats. The cuddy cabin offers a full size berth and head compartment. This vessel attains a top speed of 40 knots, cruises at approximately 30 knots and will be used for security patrol of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
The Marine Patrol Unit acquired a 32’ aluminum Cat from Moose Boats in the spring of 2003 and it has been in service in Jamaica Bay ever since. The 44’ Vessel will replace a 41’ aluminum patrol boat that was donated by the USCG in 2002.
Engines: Twin 600hp Cummins QSC 8.3LTR
Propulsion: Hamilton HJ 322 Water Jets
Hull Beam: 16’-0”
Marine Gear: Twin Disc- MG 5075
Displacement: 30,000 lbs. (dry)
Equipment: FURUNO Electronics
Fuel Capacity: 480 Gal. SPI InfraRed Camera
Draft : 26”
Maneuvering: Hamilton BlueArrow – (Fly-by-Wire)
Performance Control System
Max Speed: 40 knots
Cruise Speed: 30 knots
Range: Over 300 N.M.
This M1-44 will function as 40-knot Harbor Patrol Boat in New York Harbor, NY providing maritime safety, port security as well as environmental response and protection. This M1-44 is equipped with twin Cummins turbo-diesel QSC engines coupled with Hamilton 322 water jets.