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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Willard Licenses SeaArk Commercial, Military Boats

Photo courtesy of Willard Marine

Willard Marine, Inc., has entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with SeaArk Marine, Inc., to build all of its commercial and military boat models, of which 7,000 have been sold worldwide since SeaArk Marine’s founding nearly 60 years ago. Based in Monticello, Ark., SeaArk Marine is family owned and was operated by the McClendon family beginning in 1959, and they experienced great success delivering boats to all 50 states, every U.S. held territory, and over 70 countries around the world.

Kirby Retires from SeaArk

Cas Kirby

SeaArk Marine announced the retirement of Vice President of Engineering, Casmer “Cas” Kirby. Kirby began his career with SeaArk Marine, Inc. in 1991 and was promoted to Vice President of Engineering for the company in 2006. During that time, he led SeaArk Marine’s Engineering team through some of the most successful periods of the company’s history. Well known for incorporating extreme durability into every design detail, Kirby brought a wealth of oil field crew boat type construction techniques with him when he joined the company from South Louisiana over 20 years ago.

SeaArk Promotes McClendon To V.P.

Robin McClendon, former marketing director for SeaArk Marine and SeaArk Boats has been promoted to vice president of marketing and communications for both companies. In her new position, McClendon will head all internal and external communications, and will be responsible for overseeing the year-long strategic plans of both companies.

McClendon Family Celebrates 50 Years

Zach McClendon, Jr. of Monticello, Ark. will celebrate being in the boat building business for 50 consecutive years this September. McClendon, along with his father, Zach McClendon, Sr. and another local businessman, Norris Judkins started MonArk Boat Company in May of 1958 building small aluminum jon boats using a shear and break press provided by Judkins. The company incorporated the next year, in August of 1959. MonArk Boat Company eventually grew to include a large recreational…

SeaArk Marine Responds to Gulf Oil Spill

SeaArk Marine, Inc, of Monticello, Ark. has announced immediate plans to expand their production capacity to better meet the needs of the Gulf Oil Crisis. “Unfortunately, it appears this catastrophe is going to be around for some time” said Ken McFalls, Vice President of Sales. “We already have the manpower and overflow facilities to handle emergency situations such as this. It’s just simple matter of putting these resources to use. SeaArk Marine, formerly MonArk Boat Company, has been serving the Gulf coast oil industry for over 50 years. Products range in size from 17 to 65 feet and include specialty vessels for the deployment of boom and dispersants, skimmer platforms, shallow water sampling and high speed drop ramp cargo barges.

SeaArk Marine Wins $14M Warfare Boats Deal

The cash continue to flow from government sources into the coffers of the U.S. marine business, as SeaArk Marine, Inc. yesterday announced a two-year, $14-million contract from Naval Sea Systems Command for 36 Coastal Warfare Boats. The 34-ft. aluminum boats are powered by Cummins Diesel engines with Twin Disc gears and Konrad stern drives. patrol and defense, these boats will be deployed to protect military facilities worldwide. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is the primary purchasing office for U. S. Navy boats and ships, as well as non-combatant craft. John McClendon, President and CEO of SeaArk Marine, commented, "I am very proud of our team for securing this work.

News: SeaArk Delivers Patrol Boat to NYPD

SeaArk Marine, Inc. delivered a 35-ft. Dauntless Class patrol/rescue boat to the New York Police Department (NYPD) Harbor Unit. The boat, identified as Launch 35, is responsible for patrol, search and rescue, port security, diving and anti-terrorism activities in New York Harbor and the waters surrounding New York City. The SeaArk 35-ft. Dauntless is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum and features a deep vee variable deadrise hull that produces a smooth, dry and stable ride. Launch 35 is powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 inboard diesel engines, each rated @ 420 hp. Additional outfitting includes a Kohler generator, an ICOM VHF/FM radio, a Northstar chart plotter and a Furuno radar. For all-season crew comfort and operation, the boat includes heating and air conditioning.

SeaArk Delivers Patrol Boat to NYPD

SeaArk Marine, Inc. delivered a 35-ft. Dauntless Class patrol/rescue boat to the New York Police Department (NYPD) Harbor Unit. The boat, identified as Launch 35, is responsible for patrol, search and rescue, port security, diving and anti-terrorism activities in New York Harbor and the waters surrounding New York City. The SeaArk 35-ft. Dauntless is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum and features a deep vee variable deadrise hull that produces a smooth, dry and stable ride. Launch 35 is powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 inboard diesel engines, each rated @ 420 hp. Additional outfitting includes a Kohler generator, an ICOM VHF/FM radio, a Northstar chart plotter and a Furuno radar. For all-season crew comfort and operation, the boat includes heating and air conditioning.

SeaArk Delivers Patrol Boat

SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently delivered the Cayman Defender, a 38-foot Dauntless RAM Patrol boat to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit. The fast patrol boat is to be assigned to the joint Customs, Police and Immigration Marine Unit for border protection. The SeaArk Dauntless Class vessel is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum. The vessel is powered by twin MAN diesel engines at 550 hp each coupled to ZF gears. This patrol boat can attain a top speed of 33 knots with a comfortable cruise of 28 knots.

Long History, Promising Future

SeaArk Marine inc. of Monticello, Ark., is a company ideally positioned to benefit from the influx of patrol boat orders expected in the wake of tightening waterway security. The company is well-regarded for quality of construction and support, and has been the beneficiary of some large deals for new boats. Founded in 1959 as MonArk Boat Co., SeaArk Marine, Inc. has a long and varied history in the aluminum boat building industry. The company got its start when Zach McClendon started building riveted, aluminum flat bottom Jon boats. After a few years and several additions to the product line, the company started selling riveted and all-welded boats to entities such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Law Enforcement Agencies, and Fish and Wildlife Departments.

SeaArk Marine Announces Promotion

Willie Brennon was promoted to Manufacturing Manager of SeaArk Marine, Inc. on December 1st, 2006. Mr. Brennon is a 30 year veteran of the company, most recently serving as the Team Coordinator over the welding shops and paint facilities of the company. Marcus Junior, paint shop Team Leader for the company, was promoted to the Team Coordinator position and will oversee all paint operations for the company under Mr. Brennon.

SeaArk Marine Awarded Contract

SeaArk Marine, aluminum work and patrol boat builder, was recently awarded a contract to built six 40 ft. Dauntless Class patrol boats by the U.S. Navy. The SeaArks are being purchased by the Department of Defense, in support of the PERU Riverine Program. The contract will be administered by the Naval Sea System Command. The vessels will be in operation in Peru on the Amazon River and other river systems. The Peruvian Coast Guard will use the boats for patrol and drug interdiction. Each SeaArk will be outfitted with twin diesel inboard engines, extensive electronics package, berthing for four, galley, head with shower and weapons mounts. Delivery is scheduled to begin in June 2000, with the last boat to be delivered in November 2000.

SeaArk Granted Six Vessel Contract

Aluminum work and patrol boat builder, SeaArk Marine, was granted a contract by the U.S. Navy to construct six 40 ft. Dauntless Class Patrol Boats. The boats are being bought by the Department of Defense - backing the PERU Riverine Program. The six vessels will be operated in Peru along the Amazon River, as well as other river systems, while the Peruvian Coast Guard will utilize the vessels for patrol and drug interdiction. With delivery scheduled to occur from June through November 2000, each SeaArk will include twin diesel inboard engines, comprehensive electronics package, berthing for four and weapons mounts.

SeaArk Granted Six Vessel Contract

Aluminum work and patrol boat builder, SeaArk Marine, was granted a contract by the U.S. Navy to construct six 40 ft. (12.1 m) Dauntless Class Patrol Boats. The boats are being bought by the Department of Defense - backing the PERU Riverine Program. The six vessels will be operated in Peru along the Amazon River, as well as other river systems, while the Peruvian Coast Guard will utilize the vessels for patrol and drug interdiction. With delivery scheduled to occur from June through November 2000, each SeaArk will include twin diesel inboard engines, comprehensive electronics package, berthing for four and weapons mounts.

SeaArk Delivers Commander to Passaic Valley

SeaArk Marine, Monticello, Ark., delivered its 27 ft. all-welded aluminum Commander model to the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners of Newark, N.J. Named R.V. Passaic River, the vessel will be utilized for water quality sampling and general environmental clean-up work in the Passaic River and in Newark Bay - in addition to utilization for educational purposes. The vessel boasts a deep-vee hull, which provides proven performance and a smooth, dry ride, as well as SeaArk's standard 25 ft. hull stretched to 27 ft., allowing additional room for equipment on the recessed rear deck. A fully enclosed and insulated cabin was also extended to house two bench seats/storage boxes and a worktable, as well as two pilot seats.

SeaArk Delivers Vessel to National Park Service

Photo courtesy SeaArk Marine, Inc.

SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered a 42-ft Dauntless Class Vessel to Cumberland Island National Seashore in St. Mary’s, Georgia. The vessel, Loggerhead, is tasked with transporting park rangers, personnel, and light equipment from St. Mary’s to Cumberland Island and jurisdictional waters within the Park Service. The SeaArk 42-ft Dauntless is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum. The state of the art design incorporates a two-man pilothouse and a 20-passenger aft crew cabin. All interior spaces are climate controlled for crew and passenger comfort.

Crew Boat Delivered to MES

SeaArk Marine and Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) teamed to design, build and deliver a customized crew boat to Maryland Environmental Services (MES). The 48-ft. Dauntless Class all-welded aluminum crew boat is a deep-vee hull designed to transport officials and dignitaries to view the progress being made in reclaiming wetlands for the Poplar Island Project on Maryland's Eastern Shore in the Chesapeake Bay. ACMA's initial efforts were focused on defining the requirements and general overall characteristics that would be required of the vessel in its operating environment. ACMA then developed the specifications for bid and evaluated the responses to the bid packages. Harvey, "Throughout the project, SeaArk Marine was exceptionally detail-oriented and very owner-responsive.

Crew Boat Delivered to Maryland Environmental

SeaArk Marine and Alan C. McClure Associates (ACMA) teamed to design, build and deliver a customized crew boat to Maryland Environmental Services. The 48-ft. Dauntless Class all-welded aluminum crew boat is a deep-vee hull designed to transport officials and dignitaries to view the progress being made in reclaiming wetlands for the Poplar Island Project on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in the Chesapeake Bay. ACMA’s initial efforts were focused on defining the requirements and general overall characteristics that would be required of the vessel in its operating environment. ACMA then developed the specifications for bid and evaluated the responses to the bid packages.

SeaArk’s 3rd PB to Royal Cayman Islands

SeaArk Marine, Inc. has recently delivered Cayman Guardian, a 65 ft Dauntless RAM Patrol boat to the Royal Cayman Islands Police Marine Unit. The fast patrol boat is to be assigned to the joint Customs, Police and Immigration Marine Unit for border protection in helping to prevent drug and illegal immigrant trafficking in the Cayman Islands. The vessel is powered by twin MAN diesel engines at 1100 hp each coupled to ZF gears. This patrol boat can attain a top speed of 34 knots with a comfortable cruise of 28 knots. All enclosed cabin spaces are fully climate controlled.

SeaArk Completes Haiti Coast Guard Boats

40’ V Dauntless (Photo courtesy SeaArk Marine, Inc.)

SeaArk Marine, Inc. recently completed the first two boats of a five boat contract for the Haiti Coast Guard. The vessels were purchased through the Global Peace and Security Fund, administered by the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC). The contract included SeaArk Model 40-ft V Dauntless Class vessels. Length, o.a. Length, w.l. Displacement lbs. The vessel and her crew are tasked with law enforcement…

SeaArk Marine Delivers Boat to Hayden Lake Fire District

SeaMarine of Monticello, Ark., recently built and delivered a 30-ft. all-welded aluminum Emergency Response Vessel to the Hayden Lake Fire Protection District in Hayden Lake, Idaho. SeaArk was named the successful builder in a competitive bidding process. The process will be used on Hayden Lake for fire fighting and rescue. Hayden lake's new fireboat is SeaArk's Dauntless model, which is designed by C. Raymond Hunt and Associates and features a deep-V hull, wide chines, flared bow and lifting strakes to provide a stable, dry ride in rough operating conditions. The hull is constructed of durable, all-welded aluminum. The new SeaArk fireboat is outfitted with a 1,500 gpm @ 150 psi Hale fire pump driven by Marine Power 350CID, 327 hp @ 4,600 rpm gasoline engine.

SeaArk Delivers Patrol Boats to Baltimore City Police Marine Unit

SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered three distinct mission-specific patrol craft to the Baltimore City Police Marine Unit. Missions include patrolling Baltimore's Inner Harbor, providing search and rescue, recovery and law enforcement. These enclosed cabin boats upgrade the marine unit's fleet from open, center console boats to vessels that allow the officers all season protection in all weather conditions. The backbone of the fleet is SeaArk's 36-ft. Dauntless Class. The boat, powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 turbo-charged inboard diesel engines rated at 420 hp each, reaches speeds of 31 knots. The variable dead rise deep-V hull, designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum.

SeaArk Delivers Patrol Boats to Baltimore

SeaArk Marine, Inc. has delivered three distinct mission-specific patrol craft to the Baltimore City Police Marine Unit. Missions include patrolling Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, providing search and rescue, recovery and law enforcement. These enclosed cabin boats upgrade the marine unit’s fleet from open, center console boats to vessels that allow the officers all season protection in all weather conditions. The pride of the fleet is SeaArk’s 36’ Dauntless Class. The boat, powered by twin Caterpillar 3126 turbo-charged inboard diesel engines rated at 420 hp each, reaches speeds of 31 knots.


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