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Vessel Conversion and Repair
Lowell Police Takes Delivery of New RIBCRAFT top T-top, antenna arch with integrated dive ladder, the 19’ RIB provides a comfortable platform for long patrols while offering an open deck and easy access to the water for diving and rescue. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha, this 5.85 will reach speeds in excess of 40mph while still pro- viding unparalleled safety and unsurpassed performance.
The new boat will also provide water access for the Low-
On the Merrimack River in Massachusetts, the Lowell ell Fire Department during dive team and medical rescue
Police Department recently took delivery of a new RIB- operations. Originally designed as a surf rescue craft, the
CRAFT 5.85 for patrol and enforcement duties as well as RIBCRAFT 5.85 is small enough to maneuver in shallow search and rescue operations. RIBCRAFT worked with waters and can be easily operated, yet large enough to carry the department to build a boat that meets their diverse ample crew and gear and handle large seas. This 19’ model operational requirements. Featuring a forward positioned is a favorite among departments for its versatility, durabil- center console with windscreen, an upgraded aluminum ity, safety, and performance.
RI Operator Takes Delivery of Second Gladding-Hearn High-Speed Ferry
Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding, Duclos Corporation, has delivered a second high-speed passenger ferry for
Rhode Island Fast Ferry, Inc., for service between Quon- set Point, Rhode Island and Martha’s Vineyard. The vessel features the designer’s “S” bow hulls, which, according to the builder, have proved to provide excellent seakeeping, directional stability and a high tolerance to shifts in trim and displacement. Entrance into the boat is through the port and starboard side doors. With seating for 290 pas- this route. Equipped throughout with Beurteaux seats and sengers on three decks, the Julia Leigh has more than twice tables, the main cabin has generous seating for 142 pas- the passenger capacity than the operator’s other ferry on sengers, a snack bar and three heads.
Architect: Incat Crowther LOA: 113.5 feet Engines: (2) MTU 12V4000M64, EPA T3
Vessel Name: Julia Leigh Beam: 32.4 feet Gears: (2) ZF 5055
Speed (loaded): 29 knots Draft: 6.0 feet Propellers: 5-bladed Ni/Br/Al
Fuel: 2100 U.S. gallons Passengers: 290 Gensets: (2) 55kW RA Mitchell
Aluma Marine Delivers to Big Apple porting the City’s Harbor Monitoring Program, which monitors water quality and other environmental matters in the waters surrounding New York City. The all-welded alu- minum boats are powered by twin 250 HP Honda 4-stroke outboard engines. Impressively, and at factory sea trials, the boats ran at 55 MPH. The electronics suites include Furuno
FZTL systems which incorporate 36-mile radars, plotters,
GPS’s and depthsounders. ICOM VHF radios are installed
Aluma Marine, LLC has delivered two (2) 30-foot Shore- as well as Whelen siren/pa systems. The boats have heating line Survey Boats to the City of New York Department of and air conditioning that are powered by 9 Kw Northern
Environmental Protection. The boats are tasked with sup- Lights generator sets and Norcold refrigerators.
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