MetalCraft Marine US Inc and partner Brunswick Government and Commercial Products (Boston Whaler) have been awarded the contract for the design/production of the new generation Long Range Interceptor II for the US Coast Guard. The boats will be an integral part of the National Security Cutter's Over the Horizon Program. The design is based on the MCM/Brunswick Sentry Line of Patrol Boats. The five year contract is valued at $10, 189,166.00.
The LRI II is powered by twin Cummins Tier III 6.7L diesels and Ultra 305 waterjets with electronic joystick controls and can reach 42 knots. The engines are JP-5 or alternative Bio-Fuel optional and have a 5 minute run dry feature. All systems are designed for equatorial and arctic conditions and has a fully integrated standard Coast Guard Furuno electronics package.
The high speed LRI II patrol boat has a range of 236 nautical miles on plane and can operate up to Sea State 5. It can carry 15 crew/boarding party or passengers in ergonomic suspension seating by Shoxs and Bostrom. The cabin can be partially or fully enclosed and has remarkable 360 degree visibility as well as overhead for navigation and shipboard recovery and launching maneuvers. Hull structure is designed to ABS HSNC and systems design to ABYC and CFR 46 standards.
MetalCraft Design has incorporated a heavy duty Gilman Corp closed cell foam fendering system that can withstand 9 knots of impact. There is a quick change out proprietary clamping system that permits individual 6' sections of the collar to be replaced independently. Gilman has supplied the fendering system for the CG 47' MLB and 46' RBM programs.
The first boat will be delivered in 2012 and go through extensive testing to ensure all failsafe systems are in check. Follow on deliveries will commence through 2013.
MetalCraft Marine of Cape Vincent NY is a designer builder of high speed aluminum patrol, fire & rescue boats and is designer of the Brunswick Line of Sentry Patrol Boats. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2012 and is pleased to be working with the USCG small boat group.
Brunswick Government & Commercial Products of Edgewater FL is the designer builder of the Boston Whaler and Impact Rigid Inflatable commercial boats. The two companies joined forces in December 2010 to develop the Sentry Line of Aluminum Patrol Craft.