Seattle Shipyard Delivers Third NYPD Boat

Press Release
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Police Boat (RB-M C): Photo credit John Fleck Photography

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, recently delivered a third 44.5’ Response Boat Medium to the New York Police Department Harbor Unit. 

The first two RB-M C’s were delivered in April 2010 and August 2012.  Both have been providing maritime security and law enforcement along with search and rescue in the New York metropolitan area. 

These all-aluminum vessels are designed by Camarc Design, UK and powered by tier II compliant twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated for 825 BHP each coupled to Twin Disc MG5114SC marine gears. Rolls Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets are the chosen propulsion. 

A full cabin provides crew protection from the elements and is equipped with a robust navigation system, heat and air conditioning, shock mitigating seats and a communication system capable of communicating with other maritime security partners.

Additional vessel features include:
•    Overall length: 44.5’
•    Beam, overall: 13.7’
•    Draft (RFS): 3.0’
•    Fuel capacity: 495 gallons
•    Top speed: >40 knots
•    (2) Rescue zones
•    Vector-Stick integrated control system
•    SeaFLIR Voyager III system
•    Kohler 9kW genset for AC power
•    Deck Heat
•    Furuno Navnet system
•    Redundant GPS & sounders
•    Climate controlled pilot house and cabin
•    Heated windows

 

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