Moose Boats delivers new patrol vessel to Santa Cruz

(VALLEJO, Calif.) — Moose Boats has delivered a new patrol boat to the Santa Cruz Port District in Santa Cruz, Calif. The vessel is a Moose model M3, a monohull, with a walkaround cabin. Sliding doors on the side provide maximum visibility and access for alongside boardings and side tows.

The Santa Cruz Port District is responsible for patrolling, maintaining and managing the facilities for Santa Cruz Harbor, including law enforcement, search and rescue, maintenance and dredging. As the life cycle of its previous vessel approached, the district was able to secure funding for a new Moose boat.

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The new vessel will soon be christened Don Kinnamon in honor of a recently retired senior deputy harbormaster who was instrumental in both securing funding for the boat and assisting in the design and purchase. Twin Suzuki DF300APX 300-hp engines propel the vessel up to 45 knots.

According to the new Santa Cruz harbormaster, Blake Anderson, the boat “will greatly expand our capabilities and allow us to respond to calls for assistance in all kinds of weather. We looked at a lot of options when we were ready to buy and the Moose really stood out for its maneuverability, seaworthiness and build quality.”

Santa Cruz was able to secure funding thanks to the California Department of Natural Resources and purchased the vessel via the General Service Administration’s Schedule 84 cooperative purchasing clause.

– Moose Boats

By Rich Miller