Navy Issue Hi-speed Range Boat Contracts

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 21, 2013

A Range Boat: Photo CCL

A Range Boat: Photo CCL

US Department of Defense has issued the following Navy contracts for construction of high speed maneuverable surface targets (HSMSTs).

The contracts are awarded to Silver Ships Inc., Theodore, Ala. and Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC, doing business as Metal Shark Aluminum Boats LLC, Jeanerette, La., who are each being awarded separate firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contracts for the construction of high speed maneuverable surface targets (HSMSTs). 

The U.S. Navy maintains an inventory of HSMSTs to be utilized mainly for weapon system test and evaluation and fleet training exercises at nine seaborne target operating activities (“ranges”). This effort also includes trailers, shipping cradles and spares for a total estimated ceiling value of $48,000,000 for both awards.

Silver Ships Inc., is being awarded $11,683,129, and Gravois Aluminum Boats LLC is being awarded $13,782,379.  Work will be performed in Theodore, Ala., and Jeanerette, La., and work is expected to be completed by November 2018. 

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