Marinette Marine Corporation announced that, as prime contractor and program manager, it has been awarded an additional nine Response Boats – Medium (RB-Ms) by the U.S. Coast Guard. With an approximate value of $19.3m, the new boats are part of a multi-year, Coast Guard contract requiring the construction and delivery of up to 250 RB-Ms at a total contract value of up to $600m.
Delivery of the nine boats is scheduled to begin in the third quarter of 2011. This brings the total number of boats under contract to 106 at the present time. Marinette Marine will build 50% of the boats at its ACE facility in Green Bay, Wis. MMC’s Teaming Partner, Kvichak Marine Industries of Seattle, will build the other 50% of the boats at its Kent, Wash. facility.