October 30, 2007
ACB ships first CB-L
Aluminum Chambered Boats (ACB), Inc. Bellingham, Washington, reports that it has shipped the first of 47 rigid hull inflatable boats for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Boat-Large (CB-L) fleet.
ACB was awarded a $9.88 million contract for the boats In June 2007.
ACB says that on October 16, 2007, the first vessel passed USCG's stringent acceptance trials which included such items as weight, range, and electrical requirements.
The 24 ft CB-L has been shipped to New Jersey for 'final acceptance' by the end user and deployment on a 210 ft Coast Guard Cutter.
ACB will now begin work on fulfilling the contract with the remaining 46 vessels.
Tim Metz, President of ACB, states "I am proud of the ACB team for continuing to go above and beyond in designing and building state-of-the-art vessels. This is another step forward in demonstrating our ability to deliver on time, on budget, and on quality to our customers."