Kvichak Marine Industries, a Vigor Company, is currently constructing the fourth 44.5’ Response Boat Medium – C (RB-M C) for the New York Police Department Harbor Unit. The first three vessels were delivered in April 2010, August 2012 and April 2013. The RB-M C’s 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 are the chosen 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 is scheduled for Spring 2016.