Kvichak Marine Industries awarded U.S. Coast Guard contract


Kvichak Marine Industries, Inc., of Seattle, WA, was awarded a five year contract by the U.S. Coast Guard for the construction of 32’ Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011.   Kvichak has delivered 52 vessels to date.  The USCG recently awarded an additional 7 vessels to the contract.  The TPSB is an all-aluminum vessel operated by a crew of 4 and includes shock mitigating seats to minimize crew fatigue on extended missions.   Ballistic Armor Protection and up to 4 mounted weapons provide increased mission capability and crew safety during tactical operations.  

Powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines with Bravo 1-XR outdrives the TPSB provides security, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue operations in coast areas worldwide.   The TPSB can maneuver in as little as 24” of water and can operate safely in 8’ seas and up to 30 knots of wind.

Kvichak will deliver the 7 vessels in early 2015.

Additional craft features include:
Length overall 32’ 9”
Beam overall 8’ 6”
Depth  24”
Fuel capacity 150 gallons
Twin Yanmar 315hp diesels
Bravo 1-XR outdrives
Top Speed  >45 knots
4 gun mounts
Dyneema ballistic armor protection
Wing hybrid foam collar
Furuno Navnet 3D
ISO 12217-1 level floatation

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

By Professional Mariner Staff