Moose Boats, a designer and builder of
aluminum catamarans, has delivered a Moose 340C security and patrol vessel to the Suisun Bay
Reserve Fleet, Benicia, CA. This is the first of a two boat contract that that was recently awarded
through GSA (General Services Administration
) by the Department of Transportation
Administration (MARAD). The Suisun Bay Fleet consists of dry cargo ships, tankers, military
auxiliaries and other types of reserve ships in the custody of the Maritime Administration
Moose 340C’s will be used for security and patrol of the fleet.
(Photo taken at Suisun Bay Reserve
Fleet on day of delivery)
The Moose 340C is a 37’-6” All-Aluminum Jet Powered Catamaran with twin Cummins (CMI)
380hp turbo diesels and is propelled by Hamilton 292 water jets. This vessel can attain a top
speed of over 34 knots, cruise at almost 30 knots, come to a full-speed stop in less than two boat
lengths and turn on a dime. Its 21” draft will allow all of this to be done in less than 3’ of water
which is ideal for it patrol application in the Suisun Bay.