Silver Ships delivers landing craft to New York county

(MOBILE, Ala.) — Silver Ships has delivered a multi-mission Explorer 40 landing craft to the Suffolk County Public Works Department in Suffolk County, N.Y.

The department’s mission is to improve communities’ quality of life by overseeing all county properties and projects while maintaining safe public navigation involving waterways, bridges, docks, marinas and more. The custom-built Explorer workboat’s primary purpose is to transport heavy machinery and equipment to further support the efforts of the department.

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The 40-foot vessel is powered by triple 250-hp Honda outboard motors and includes a Vetus 8-hp bow thruster to facilitate maneuvering and docking in close quarters. The Explorer 40 operates with a 12-volt, electrically actuated bow door that is connected to a stainless-steel braided cable routed through a series of pulleys.

In addition to transporting heavy equipment to remote and hard-to-reach areas, the workboat is equipped with a Maxilift hydraulic knuckle-boom crane for additional material handling requirements. The vessel also features an enclosed cabin, deadweight capacity up to 10 tons, and a 14-foot beam.

“Silver Ships is committed to finding solutions that will help our customers achieve their operations and long-term goals,” said Dave Hunt, business development specialist at Silver Ships. “Our team designed and built the Explorer 40 landing craft for the Suffolk County Public Works Department to best equip their staff in day-to-day operations on the water.”

– Silver Ships

By Rich Miller