Early this year, Metalcraft Marine US Inc., Cape Vincent, N.Y., and Brunswick Commercial and Government Products, Edgewater, Fla., delivered the 35’×11’4″ aluminum USCG Long Range Interceptor II (LRI-II) to the U.S. Coast Guard. Under a master service agreement between the two companies, Metalcraft builds the vessel, Brunswick outfits it and the two share in delivery, training and maintenance.
“The Coast Guard has the boat. It’s being used aboard the [National Security Cutter] Bertholf,” said Kelly Webb, Brunswick’s program manager. “It launches and recovers from the rear of the ship. We’re waiting now to hear about any engineering change proposals.”
Designed by Metalcraft, the LRI-II has a 22″ draft and can run at speeds up to 40 mph. It has a range of over 220 nautical miles. The LRI-II is powered by twin Cummins QSB 6.7 diesel engines that produce 480 hp at 3,300 rpm each. The engines connect to UltraJet 305 waterjets through ZF 280 electric-shift marine gears.
The boat features an Ultra Dynamics’ JetMaster Joystick with LivorsiMarine ETS throttle.
There’s tankage for 284 gals. of fuel and a cargo capacity of 150 lbs.
Electronics include Furuno NavNet, Cummins VesselView, Standard Horizon VHF, Motorola UHF/VHF tactical, Micom HF, and L-3 AIS.
The boat was delivered in February. The construction team could build up to 10 LRIs. “The master service agreement allows each company to go after different business than each is known for,” said Webb. “Metalcraft was interested in our business, and we were interested in theirs.”