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BCSL Gulf Master 58 by North River Boats, for pilots association transporting crew in hostile waters near Venezuela.

Naval architecture and marine engineering by Boksa Marine Design.

same hull as the Indians by recon? guring It’s the same platform with different tions, including a 52-foot crew transfer cabins for protection of personnel de- and moving wheelhouse forward purposes because there is different out- boat, Endeavour, and 58-foot Gulf Mas- tecting of CBRNE, where air is pulled

Working decks accommodate a rescue ? tting to meet the mission, from water ter.” from outside and meter tested. craft as well as a rigid-hulled in? atable monitors for ? re ? ghting to machine gun Endeavour ran workers to Venezuela Air is ? ltered coming in with no out- boat (RHIB), with davit. mounts or different power systems on amid turmoil, cruising unsafe waters. side contaminants.

“We provide a basic design and mod- the same hull. Our BMD series for North Transferring crew around oil rigs for There’s a lot to consider incorporating ify,” said Nick Boksa. Boksa Marine River Boats are pilot boats that could be joint operations, the cabin was designed that,” said Blocher. “Thermal imaging

Design has designed and engineered the crew vessels, too. We consider the op- to transport workers and supplies. The multiple navigation displays, satellite

WorkSkiff ? eet and many military patrol erating environment, fresh water lake, cabin layout was designed with crew overlays, engine data on the dash, dual boats, MMVs and army corp research river to near shore and offshore.” seating in mind, and also included work- 12-inch displays, takes up room.” vessels. Boksa tends to like aluminum, light, ing tables for computers and a ? rst aid Citing $6,000 - $8,000 as the previous

Characterized with a rugged, robust strong, ? exible and doesn’t require tool- station for medical transport. threshold for electronics per vessel, to- look and excellent seakeeping quality, ing for modi? cation. “From the exterior, you can’t tell there day’s electronics budget can easily ex-

Boksa said speed, ? exibility and being Keel up, custom designs to avoid hos- is a fully enclosed operation enclosure.” ceed over $50,000. reusable with minor tweaks is top of tile takeover. said Blocher. “You can’t tell the glass is “We must incorporate everything and mind when designing MMVs. “Our ? rst big project with Nick Boksa any different. It has a safety ? lm applied see that it works,” said Blocher. It is In- “The boat can be used as a surgery ves- wound up being a keel-up design,” said to prevent breakage.They were worried creasingly dif? cult to get everything in sel one mission, or as a harbor ? re boat Mike Blocher of North River Boats. about someone coming in and taking these boats. Every single boat is a chal- for another operator,” said Boksa. “Our “We’ve produced ? ve, keel up designs over the vessel during operation. The is- lenge, but we complete a full turnkey whale watch tour boat would also be a together and developed a series of pilot sue is to prevent takeover.” project incorporating everything to per-

Navy force protection vessel. and crew transfer boats for pilot associa- Some are designed with pressurized sonal gear and life jackets.” 91

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