Kvichak building fourth response boat for NYPD

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The following is the text of a news release from Kvichak Marine Industries:

(SEATTLE) — Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor company, is currently constructing the fourth 44-foot response boat-medium C (RB-M C) for the New York Police Department Harbor Unit. The first three vessels were delivered in April 2010, August 2012 and April 2013. The RB-M Cs have been providing maritime security and law enforcement along with search and rescue in the New York metropolitan area.  

“The RB-M C has proven itself in the most challenging missions,” said Art Parker, Vigor sales manager. “The Kvichak team is honored to be building a fourth boat to support what is arguably the finest and most experienced marine patrol units in the world.”

These all-aluminum vessels are designed by Camarc Design and powered by Tier 2 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.

Delivery is scheduled for spring of 2016.

Additional vessel features include:
Overall length: 44 feet
Beam, overall: 13.7 feet
Draft (RFS): 3 feet
Fuel capacity: 495 gallons
Top speed: >40 knots
(2) rescue zones
Vector-Stick integrated control system
SeaFLIR Voyager III system
Kohler 9 kW genset for AC power
Deck heat
Furuno NavNet system
Redundant GPS and sounders
Climate-controlled pilothouse and cabin
Heated windows

For additional information, contact Kvichak Marine Industries, 469 NW Bowdoin Place, Seattle, WA; telephone (206) 545-8485; fax (206) 545-3504; email sales@kvichak.com; website www.kvichak.com.

By Professional Mariner Staff