MN100: Brunswick Commercial and Government Products

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The Company:

Brunswick has been in the business of building boats for commercial and military applications for more than fifty years. From its beginnings as an arm of the legendary Boston Whaler brand to now – part of Brunswick Corporation, the largest marine manufacturer in the world – they’ve focused exclusively on building the toughest boats for the toughest jobs. At Brunswick CGP, you’ll work with people who have been in your shoes - experienced professionals who know what needs to go into a boat so you get the most out of it. Whether you are in the market for an unsinkable fiberglass boat, a rigid inflatable or even an aluminum workboat, Brunswick has the platforms to support your mission. The firm employs about 100 in its Edgewater facility. 
Primary Product / Service:
Boston Whaler Unsinkable Fiberglass: Cut a commercial Boston Whaler in half and not only does it not sink, you can still drive it. Even fully swamped, under the worst, repeated abuse – intentional groundings, punctures by submerged objects, and collisions in dense fog – this boat floats. Its foam-core Unibond construction gives the Whaler its unsinkability – up to two and a half times the flotation required by the U.S. Coast Guard. IMPACT Rigid-Hull Inflatable Boat: The IMPACT’s air or foam-filled collars act as shock absorbers to mitigate damage during a collision or while tied alongside another boats or dock and gives the driver lateral stability and quicker recovery in stacked waves. All IMPACT models feature a molded one-piece fiberglass stringer system, adhered to the hull with a bond that is stronger than the fiberglass itself, and filled with polyurethane closed-cell foam for added strength and floatation. Sentry Aluminum Boats: Now offering aluminum cabin boats, BCGP’s Sentry line can withstand extraordinary abuse in rugged waters where submerged rocks and logs wreak havoc on lesser hulls. They resist fire and contaminated water – where you really don’t want to compromise on hull materials. Ranging from 30 to 40 feet in length, every model is designed for high performance.

Recent Highlights / Deliveries / Contracts:
Brunswick recently launched the newest iteration in its IMPACT RHIB line-up. The new hard-sided D-Collar RHIBs are available in 7.5, 8.5, 10, 11 and 12-meter models. The D-Collar models feature a hybrid air/foam-filled collar mounted to a solid fiberglass gunnel. This allows for more space on deck and added maneuverability and versatility for the crew. The D-Collar gives customers the best characteristics of a standard fiberglass hull with the benefits of a RHIB. This update also includes a molded fiberglass stringer system. Now, all IMPACT models will feature a molded one-piece fiberglass stringer system, adhered to the hull with a bond that is stronger than the fiberglass itself, and filled with polyurethane closed-cell foam for the added strength and flotation.
The Case:
Since the Vietnam War, Brunswick Commercial & Government Products has been providing the US Government with patrol and combat craft. Today, serving the Law Enforcement, Military, Rescue and Commercial Workboat industries, BCGP is carrying on that legacy with three distinct product lines: Unsinkable Boston Whaler fiberglass boats, IMPACT rigid-hull inflatable boats and Sentry Aluminum boats.
420 Megan Z
Edgewater, FL 32132
Telephone: (386) 423-2900
General Manager: Jennifer Butera
(As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)
Marine News Magazine, page 16,  Aug 2016

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