Kvichak Nets Five-Year Coast Guard Contract
Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, was awarded a five year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard for the construction of up to 80 each Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011.
Kvichak recently delivered the 30th hull of this contract to the USCG. The all-aluminum vessels are operated by a crew of 4 and include shock mitigating seats to minimize crew fatigue on extended missions. Ballistic Armor Protection and up to 4 mounted weapons provide increased mission capability and crew safety during tactical operations. The 32’ 9” vessels are replacing the USCG’s current aging fleet of smaller, outboard powered fiberglass boats.
Powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines with Bravo 1-XR outdrives the TPSB provides security, maritime law enforcement and search and rescue operations in coast areas worldwide. The TPSB can maneuver in as little as 24” of water and can operate safely in 8’ seas and up to 30 knots of wind.
Kvichak is currently constructing an additional 20 vessels with delivery required by July 2012.
Additional craft features include:
• Length overall 32’ 9”
• Beam overall 8’ 6”
• Depth 24”
• Fuel capacity 150 gallons
• Twin Yanmar 315hp diesels
• Bravo 1-XR outdrives
• Top Speed >45 knots
• 4 gun mounts
• Dyneema ballistic armor protection
• Wing hybrid foam collar
• Furuno Navnet 3D
• ISO 12217-1 level floatation