MetalCraft Marine Awarded USCG High Speed Patrol Boat Contract
MetalCraft Marine US Inc (MCM) and partner Brunswick Commercial and Government Products (BCGP) have been awarded a contract for the design and production of the new generation Long Range Interceptor II (LRI II) for the United States Coast Guard. The boats will be an integral part of the National Security Cutter’s Over the Horizon Program. The five year contract is valued at $10,189,166.00.
The LRI II is powered by twin Cummins Tier III 6.7L diesel engines and Ultra 305 water jets with electronic joystick controls. The engines are JP-5 or alternative Bio-Fuel optional and have a 5 minute run dry feature. All systems are designed for equatorial and arctic conditions, and each patrol boat has a fully integrated standard Coast Guard Furuno electronics package.
The high speed LRI II patrol boat has a range of 236 nautical miles on plane and can reach 42 knots. The boats have the ability to operate up to Sea State 5. It can carry 15 crew or passengers in ergonomic suspension seating from Shoxs and Bostrom. The cabin can be partially or fully enclosed and has 360 degree and overhead visibility for navigation, shipboard recovery and launching manoeuvres. The hull structure is designed to ABS High Speed Naval Craft standards, and all systems are designed to ABYC and CFR 46 standards.
The design team at MetalCraft Marine has incorporated a heavy duty closed cell foam fendering system that can withstand 9 knots of impact. Another notable feature is a quick-change proprietary clamping system allows individual 6’ sections of the collar to be replaced independently.
The first boat will be delivered in 2012 and undergo rigorous testing to ensure all failsafe systems are functioning. Follow on deliveries will commence through 2013.
Principal Vessel Characteristics
- Length Overall – 35’
- Engine – Cummins 6.7L diesel at 480 hp
- Moulded – 33’ 9”
- Jet – Ultra Jet 305
- Length Waterline – 31’ 4”
- Transmission – ZF 280 PL
- Beam Overall – 11’ 4”
- Shaft – Spicer 1610
- Inside Beam – 10’ 5 ½ “
- Seats – SHOXS 4800/5100
- Draft – 2’
- Collar – Gilman Isonomer closed cell foam