Lake Assault delivers Texas fireboat

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The following is the text of a news release from Lake Assault Boats:

(SUPERIOR, Wis.) — Lake Assault Boats, a manufacturer of purpose-built and mission-specific fireboats and rescue boats, has placed into service a 28-foot fireboat with the City of Conroe Fire Department in Conroe, Texas. The craft was delivered in mid-May.

The Lake Assault modified V-hull design for Lake Conroe features a landing craft-style configuration with a hydraulically operated bow door that enables faster and more efficient rescue operations. The boat is equipped with a T-top-style cabin (with a lockable roll-up back wall for added security), twin 250-hp Honda engines, an Optimus 360 joystick control system, a 500-gpm pump, Garmin radar and sonar with SideVu and DownVu, and a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) system.

Initial pre-production meetings were held in Conroe. Subsequently, the craft was engineered and manufactured at Lake Assault’s facilities on the shores of Lake Superior. Prior to going into service, the company provided three days of on-the-water training.

By Professional Mariner Staff