Moose Boats Delivers 2 Patrol Boats
Aluminum boat manufacturer Moose Boats announced the delivery of two patrol boats.
The builder delivered a M2-38’ Patrol Catamaran to the United States Park Police in Fort Tilden, New York, as well as a M2-38’ Wide Cabin Patrol Catamaran to the New Jersey State Police in Point Pleasant, New Jersey.
The U.S. Park Police’ all aluminum catamaran is powered by twin 425hp Cummins turbo diesel engines with TwinDisc transmissions coupled to Hamilton HJ292 water-jets. Maneuvering is achieved by dual complete Hamilton BlueArrow control stations at both the central cabin helm station and cockpit. The M2 features a 10 foot wide by 12 foot long fully enclosed cabin complete with a mini-galley, large workstation, dinette and three shock mitigating seats. The cuddy cabin features additional storage and a head compartment.
The new M2-38 joins the M1-44 and M340C catamarans already in service bringing U.S. Park Police’s Moose Boat fleet to three. Moose Boats also has catamarans in service in with New York City Police Department, New Jersey State Police, New York Naval Militia, Bridgeport Police Department, Old Saybrook Fire Department and Northport Fire Department. Two additional Moose Boats vessels currently under construction will bring the Tri-State Area fleet of Moose Boats to a total of seventeen.
U.S. Park Police Sergeant, Grant Arthur,said, “Government servises in and around Jamaica Bay were greatly affected by Hurricane Sandy and while our Park Police team took a major hit when we lost several boats in our fleet due to this voracious storm, we came back stronger with a one-of-a-kind Moose Boat, which was funded by the National Park Service and other Government recovery funds. Marine Four, currently housed in the Rockaways, is a state-of-the-art sea craft that enables us to be armed and ready to support government mandated anti-terrorism efforts, conduct search and rescue operations, as well as being the on-demand escort team for key government officials needing the security of our team and effective transport in and around JFK Airport and the Jamaica Bay.”
The New Jersey State Police all aluminum catamaran is powered by twin 425hp Cummins turbo diesel engines with TwinDisc transmissions coupled to Hamilton HJ292 water-jets with Hamilton BlueArrow Controls and features a hydraulically driven fire fighting system and remote control fire monitor. The 10’ wide by 12’ long wide cabin configuration features a shock mitigating center helm seat, two shock mitigating companion seats, galley, dinette and workstation with a cuddy cabin accommodating a head and additional storage areas. With the vast load capacity of its proven catamaran hull, Moose Boats’ increasingly popular M2-38 Wide Cabin models offer the features of much larger craft without sacrifice of stability or performance while staying under the Port Security Grant Program individual project cap of $1 million.
The new M2-38 Catamaran joins a Moose Boats M1-44 catamaran and two Moose Boats M2 catamaran sister ships previously in service with New Jersey State Police. The M2-38 delivery brings the in-service fleet of Moose Boats in the Tri-state area to a total of fifteen boats.