Kvichak Supplies Patrol Vessel

Kvichak Marine, Seattle, Wash, delivered the 54 ft. (16.4 m) all-aluminum catamaran M/V Thresher to California Fish & Game. Designed by Teknicraft of Auckland, New Zealand, the partially foil-supported catamaran will be stationed stationed in Dana Point as a Fish and Game Enforcement patrol vessel for Southern California.

Weighing approximately 28 tons fully loaded, Thresher is powered by twin Caterpillar 3196 DITA diesel engines, driving 30 in. stainless steel propellers through Twin Disc MG 5114A gears, Thresher cruises at 26 knots with a top speed of 30 knots.

With a beam of 20 ft. (6 m), the vessel's deck equipment is comprised of an aft deck A-frame to deploy and retrieve customer supplied Hurricane inflatable.

A rotating articulated crab block davit allows for the hoisting and retrieval of fishing traps and pots of a diameter up to 60 in.

Kvichak also marks its one-year anniversary at its new Seattle location.

After a seven-year search process, the company settled into its current site, which was previously owned by Flohr Metal Fabricators. The 35,000 sq. ft.

yard and offices has been instrumental in the company's expanding all-aluminum vessel line.

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