Kvichak building again for NYPD

Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor company, is constructing a fourth 44.5’ Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) for the New York City Police Department Harbor Unit (NYPD). The first three vessels were delivered in April 2010, August 2012 and April 2013. The RB-M Cs 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.”

These all-aluminum vessels are designed by Camarc Design, UK and powered by tier II compliant twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated for 825 BHP each coupled to Twin Disc MG5114SC marine gears. Rolls Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets provide propulsion.

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. Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for spring 2016.

Additional features:

  • Overall length: 44.5’
  • Draft (RFS): 3’
  • Top speed: >40 knots
  • Vector-Stick integrated control system
  • Kohler 9kW genset for AC power
  • Furuno Navnet system
  • Climate controlled pilot house and cabin
  • Beam, overall: 13.7’
  • Fuel capacity: 495 gallons
  • (2) Rescue zones
  • SeaFLIR Voyager III system
  • Deck Heat
  • Redundant GPS & sounders
  • Heated windows

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