Seattle, WA – – – Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, has recently been awarded a contract for a 44.5â€™ X 13.7â€™ Response Boat Medium â€“ C for operation by the Seattle Police Department Harbor Patrol Unit. The RBM-C is the sistership of the highly successful USCG RB-M and has been adapted to meet the mission requirements of the SPD Harbor Patrol Unit. The vessel to be named â€œPatrol 1â€ is currently under construction at Kvichakâ€™s Seattle yard and is the 500th hull built by Kvichak Marine over the past 30 years. Last year Kvichak delivered its first commercial RB-M to the New York Police Department Harbor Unit.
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. This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed exceeding 40 knots.
Delivery is scheduled for April 2012.
Additional vessel features include:
â€¢ Overall length: 44.5â€™
â€¢ Draft (RFS): 3.0â€™
â€¢ Top speed: >40 knots
â€¢ Vector-Stick integrated control system
â€¢ Kohler 6kW genset for AC power
â€¢ Climate controlled pilot house and cabin
â€¢ Beam, overall: 13.7â€™
â€¢ Fuel capacity: 495 gallons
â€¢ (2) Rescue zones
â€¢ SeaFLIR II system
â€¢ Integrated navigation system
â€¢ Heated windows