Kvichak Marine awarded contract for 44.5’ X 13.7’ Response Boat

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Seattle, WA – – – Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract for a 44.5’ X 13.7’ Response Boat Medium – C for operation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department. The RBM-C is the sistership of the highly successful USCG RB-M and has been adapted to meet the CBRNE Detection mission requirements of the LA County Sheriff’s department. Kvichak has built four commercial RB-M vessels for various municipalities in the United States.

Designed by Camarc Design, UK, the all-aluminum vessel is powered by twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated for 825 BHP each. Rolls Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets were chosen as the propulsors with Twin Disc MG5114SC transmission. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed exceeding 40 knots.

Delivery is scheduled for Spring 2013.

Additional vessel features include:

• Overall length: 44’ 10”

• Draft (RFS): 3.0’

• Top speed: >40 knots

• Vector-Stick integrated control system

• Kohler 11kW genset for AC power

• Climate controlled pilot house and cabin

• D-Rubber push knee

• CBRNE Detection

• KLEIN 5000V2 Portable Marine Sonar

• Beam, overall: 14’ 8”

• Fuel capacity: 495 gallons

• (2) Rescue zones

• SeaFLIR M-324XP

• Integrated navigation system

• Heated windows

• STIDD shock mitigating seats

• 800 lb SWL Davit System

• New larger below decks cabin space

For additional information please contact Kvichak Marine Industries, 469 NW Bowdoin Place, Seattle, WA, 98107 USA; telephone (206) 545-8485; FAX (206) 545-3504; E-mail: sales@kvichak.com; website: www.kvichak.com

By Professional Mariner Staff