Kvichak builds fourth RB-M C for NYPD

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AUGUST 19, 2015 — Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, WA, is currently constructing a fourth 44.5 ft Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) for the New York Police Department Harbor Unit. Delivery is scheduled for Spring 2016.

Kvichak, a subsidiary of shipbuilding group Vigor Industrial , has previously delivered three of these vessels to the NYPD. Delivered in April 2010, August 2012 and April 2013, they have been providing maritime security and law enforcement along with search and rescue in the New York metropolitan area.  

"The RB-M C has proven itself in the most challenging missions," said Art Parker, Vigor sales manager. "The Kvichak team is honored to be building a fourth boat to support what is arguably the finest and most experienced marine patrol units in the world."

The all-aluminum vessels are designed by Camarc Design, U.K. and powered by tier II compliant twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines, rated for 825 bhp each, coupled to Twin Disc MG5114SC marine gears and powering Rolls-Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets.  

A full cabin provides crew protection from the elements and is equipped with a robust navigation system, heat and air conditioning, shock mitigating seats and a communication system capable of communicating with other maritime security partners.


  • Overall length: 44.5 ft
  • Beam, overall: 13.7 ft
  • Draft (RFS): 3.0 ft
  • Fuel capacity: 495 gallons
  • Top speed: >40 knots   
  • Two rescue zones
  • Vector-Stick integrated control system
  • SeaFLIR Voyager III system
  • Kohler 9kW genset for AC power
  • Deck Heat
  • Furuno Navnet system    
  • Redundant GPS & sounders
  • Climate controlled pilot house and cabin
  • Heated windows

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