Ocean Craft Marine Unveils a New High–Performance, Vessel Interdiction and Boarding Team Delivery Craft.
Ocean Craft Marine unveiled their new brand of boats and new high-performance Vessel Interdiction and Boarding-Team Delivery Craft (VI-BTD) last week at the High-Performance Craft Expo (HiPer Craft) 2012 in Norfolk, Virginia. These unique high-performance boats were specially designed for elite law-enforcement and military mariners.
“We saw unique opportunities to partner with fellow marine Industry leaders and collaborate on constructing a new range of high-performance boats pairing the latest advances in maritime shock-mitigation and communication systems with the Ocean Craft Marine superior performing concave-chine hull designs,” said Todd Salus, Ocean Craft Marine Vice President. “We decided to introduce our new product range starting with this very unique, high-endurance, 9.5 meter, rigid hull inflatable boat (RIB) specifically defined for high-speed vessel interdiction and boarding team delivery.”
Ocean Craft Marine partnered with the design team at Professional Components Ltd., makers of Shockwave Seats®, to highly customize and adapt a three-axis, and fully shock-mitigated operator console known as the Integrated Control Environment or ICE2™. In addition, the latest 9900 Series™ fully integrated, wireless crew-communications system was specially adapted by the David Clark Company® along with an M-Series thermal imaging camera from FLIR® Systems, Inc.
“The 9.5M VI-BTD with its completely blacked-out visual appearance, super-quiet, twin 300HP Mercury Verado™ supercharged engines and a shock-mitigated console with both a low-profile and oblique angled leading edge make for an extremely stealthy and agile package on the water.” “With four integrated hoisting hard-points this boat is ready for shipboard launch and recovery as well as transportation by rotary wing aircraft.” “The seamless integration of technologies and extreme high-performance capability of this boat must truly be experienced first-hand,” said Salus.
Ocean Craft Marine is a U.S. based and privately owned company specializing in customized, maritime solutions for the elite military, law enforcement and commercial mariner. Their offices are located on the water in Annapolis, Maryland. For more information on the Ocean Craft Marine 9.5 meter VI-BTD as well as their full product range of RIBS and Inflatable boats visit www.OceanCraftMarine.com