December 29, 2009
NYPD to get Response Boat Medium - C
Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., is currently constructing a 44.5 ft X 13.7 ft Response Boat Medium - C for operation by the New York City Police Harbor Unit. This vessel is a sistership to the highly successful U.S. Coast Guard Response Boat Medium and has been adapted to meet the mission requirements of the NYPD Harbor Unit.
The boat will be named at a special dedication ceremony in New York City honoring an officer killed in the line of duty.
Designed by Camarc Design, U.K., the all-aluminum vessel is powered by twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated at 825 BHP each. Rolls Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets were chosen as the propulsors.
This combination allows for excellent maneuverability and a top speed exceeding 45 knots.
Delivery is scheduled for April 2010.
Additional vessel features include: fuel capacity of 495 gallons, two rescue zones, Vector-Stick integrated control system, SeaFLIR II system, Kohler 9 kW genset for AC power, climate controlled pilot house and cabin, heated windows, deck heat, Furuno Navnet system and redundant GPS and sounders.