Kvichak to build seven more TPSBs for Coast Guard

Kvichak Marine Industries, Seattle, Wash., was awarded a five year contract by the Coast Guard for the construction of 32’ Transportable Port Security Boats (TPSB) in 2011. Kvichak has delivered 52 vessels to date. The USCG recently awarded an additional seven vessels to the contract. The 23’9″x8’6″x24″ TPSB is an all-aluminum vessel operated by a crew of four and includes shock-mitigating seats to minimize crew fatigue on extended missions. Ballistic Armor Protection and up to four mounted weapons provide increased mission capability and crew safety during tactical operations. 

Powered by twin Yanmar 315 hp diesel engines with Bravo 1-XR outdrives the TPSB provides security, maritime law enforcement, and search and rescue operations in coast areas worldwide. The TPSB can maneuver in as little as 24” of water and can operate safely in 8’ seas and up to 30 knots of wind.

Kvichak will deliver the 7 vessels in early 2015.

Additional craft features include: 

  • Length overall 32’ 9”

 

  • Beam overall 8’ 6”

 

  • Depth  24”

 

  • Fuel capacity 150 gals.

 

  • Twin Yanmar 315hp diesels

 

  • Bravo 1-XR outdrives

 

  • Top Speed  >45 knots

 

  • 4 gun mounts

 

  • Dyneema ballistic armor protection

 

  • Wing hybrid foam collar

 

  • Furuno Navnet 3D

 

  • ISO 12217-1 level floatation

 

 

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