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June 21, 2010

Kvichak completes RBM-C for NYPD

Kvichak Marine Industries, of Seattle, WA, has delivered a 44.5 ft X 13.7 ft Response Boat Medium C for operation by the New York City Police Harbor Unit.

The vessel is a sistership to the highly successful USCG Response Boat Medium, however it has been customized to meet the Harbor Unit's counter terrorism, law enforcement and search and rescue missions. It has a forward cabin that includes a refrigerator, microwave, table and head, making it more accommodating for longer missions.

The all-aluminum vessel is designed by Camarc Design, U.K. and powered by tier II compliant twin Detroit Diesel 60 series engines rated for 825 BHP each, giving it a top speed of around 40 knots. It will be the first vessel in the police fleet with Rolls Royce Kamewa FF375S waterjets for propulsion.


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