Moose Boats Wins Vessel Contract for San Francisco Fire Department


Published Mar 19, 2018 10:17 PM by The Maritime Executive

Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, was awarded a contract from the San Francisco Fire Department for the construction of a M2-38 Catamaran CBRN, Dive and Fire Rescue vessel.

Twin Cummins QSB6.7 425hp turbo diesel propulsion engines with Hamilton HJ292 water-jets will power the M2-38 aluminum catamaran. Serving primarily a dive and rescue boat, the M2 will be outfitted with a integrated dive/recovery platform and a bow ladder for beach rescues. Due to the Moose Boat’s Homeland Security role, it will also be equipped with a Hale fire pump flowing in excess of 1,500 gallons per minute of fire suppression water, radiation detection equipment and CBRN positive pressure cabin filtration. A heavy-duty push knee will enable the M2-38 to come in contact with larger vessels and San Francisco’s many piers.

San Francisco Fire Department’s new Moose Boat will be equipped with a host of electronics including a Simrad multifunction navigation screen, radar and 3D side scan sonar, L3 AIS, FLIR stabilized thermal imaging camera, Icom communications radios and an OTS diver recall system.

FEMA’s FY2015 Port Security Grant Program funded 75% of the purchase for the M2-38 catamaran, which will go into service in the third quarter of 2018.

Moose Boats has constructed vessels for some of the most prestigious fire departments throughout the United States including Richmond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Protection District, San Francisco Airport (SFO) Fire Department and Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District in California, Old Saybrook Fire Department in Connecticut, Lewes Fire Department in Delaware, Anne Arundel County in Maryland, MASSPORT Fire Rescue at Boston Logan Airport, Sandwich Fire Rescue and New Bedford Fire Department in Massachusetts, Northport Fire Department in New York, New Jersey State Police, North Kingstown Fire Rescue in Rhode Island, West Pierce Fire Rescue and Bellingham Fire in Washington.

About Moose Boats

Moose Boats, headquartered at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA, builds unique, functional, good-looking, rugged boats ranging in sizes 33ft. to 75ft. and beyond for a wide range of applications including commercial, law enforcement, firefighting and government markets. Moose Boats are constructed from all welded aluminum, which makes them enormously strong, lightweight, as well as corrosion and impact resistant. Moose Boats hulls have exceptional stability and superior sea keeping capabilities. www.mooseboats.com

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