June 14, 2007
USCG orders RHIB's
Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB), Inc. Bellingham, Wash. has been awarded a $9.88 million contract to provide the United States Coast Guard with 47 rigid hull inflatable boats for its Cutter Boat-Large (CB-L) fleet.
This is a five year contract with the first boat deliverable in 90 days.
The 24-foot CB-L is a center console vessel capable of conducting multiple missions in all weather conditions such as search and rescue (SAR), maritime law enforcement (MLE), ports and waterways and coastal security.
The CB-L is designed to carry a three man crew and up to nine passengers.
It is equipped with shock mitigated seating for the crew and gun mounts to accommodate M240G/M16 forward and aft for MLE missions.
Powered with a Cummins QSD 2.8 230 HP Bravo 1 with Mercury outdrive, the vessel's top speed is 39.5 knots.