MN 100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

Posted by Nicole Ventimiglia

The Company:
Brunswick Commercial & Government Products (BCGP) group has been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years. For patrol boat, rescue boat, military boat, research boat, and workboat applications, BCGP builds a complete fleet of unsinkable commercial-grade Boston Whaler fiberglass models, a comprehensive offering of Impact rigid hull inflatable boats (RHIBs), and durable aluminum Sentry boats designed to help you get the job done and get back home. The builder of the first commercially-used Boston Whalers in the late 1950’s, today allows the customer design the interior based on specific applications and BCGP takes care of building a boat to match.

The Case:
BCGP has introduced a variation of its 850 series RHIB, but one which has many significant features and upgrades. The idea for the boat was driven in part from law enforcement. BCGP already has four 850 D Impacts on their backlog, with two already delivered. The versatile hull can be used for combat, special operations, homeland security, law enforcement, fire/rescue missions or in workboat environments. According to BCGP, there is no other manufacturer building a fiberglass hard sided RHIB. Combining the best characteristics of a standard fiberglass hull with the benefits of a RHIB, the 850 D provides customers with a solid fiberglass gunnel as well as a hybrid air/foam filled collar which aids law enforcement during tactical maneuvers, where boarding another craft may be necessary. BCGP uses Wing collars because of their quality and durability. These heavy-duty, mil-spec polyurethane tubes offer superior air retention and abrasion and puncture resistance.

(As published in the August 2015 edition of Marine News -

Marine News Magazine, page 10,  Aug 2015

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