(RALEIGH, N.C.) — The Los Angeles Pilot Service has taken delivery of two customized 56-foot Camarc Design pilot boats built by Vigor Industrial at its Vancouver, Wash., facility, located on the northern side of the Columbia River. The pilot service took delivery of Angels Pilot and Angels Navigator at Vigor’s shipyard on Swan Island in Portland, Ore., in early October.
Mackay Marine was selected by Vigor to be its marine electronics integration expert for both vessels, providing high-end Furuno navigation systems such as its NavNet 3D TZT2 series multi-function display system, with ancillary navigation aids including GPS, AIS, and loudhailer. Mackay was also the provider for the boats’ FLIR thermal camera, Icom VHF radios, ACR EPIRB, and Wilson weBoost cellphone booster system.
Camarc pilot boats are highly sought after around the world and are known for their quality performance and design features. Camarc designs are optimized to function in the most extreme climates in the world. Its pilot boats are used throughout Europe, Australia, the Middle East as well as North and South America, delivering the same consistent performance as larger boats designed for the mid-sized market.
The pilot boats feature a twin-chine heavy weather hull form for excellent seakeeping. This design accommodates multiple heavy fender systems that allows for safer pilot transfers during extreme conditions.
– Mackay Marine