Marathon Petroleum has taken delivery of a new 25’ aluminum landing craft with a 10’ beam by Hard Drive Marine of Bellingham, Washington. This vessel features the patented MaxGate landing system.
This LC is powered by twin Suzuki 150’s for rapid emergency spill response. “While MP originally opted to go with black engines, this year’s supply chain issues left us with this gorgeous white upgrade, which in the end turned out to be a head turner” said Tom Day, owner of HDM and veteran of the aluminum boat building scene in the Pacific Northwest.
Hard Drive Marine specializes in powerful warped hull landing craft constructed for the high latitudes, where flat bottom hulls just do not cut it.
“Our Oil & Gas response vessels are still selling well, but we are increasingly building for the independent owner who is taking advantage of ‘advanced social distancing strategies’ in remote areas of the world.”
Video of the LC27 Sea Trials: