All American wins contract for California patrol boat
November 18, 2022
All American Sailors Inc. (AAM), Bellingham, Washington, recently obtained a contract from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for a 74’x27.5′ catamaran patrol boat. The aluminum catamaran will patrol the coastal waters of the State of California and international waters for the CDFW. The twin-engine, fixed-propeller patrol vessel will be built to Coast Guard standards.
The airboat-assisted vessel of Technical designAuckland, New Zealand, will combine innovative design features essential to modern maritime law enforcement and is based on the AAM-built Captain Murchison, built for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A great feature included in the vessel is Teknicraft’s Rapid RHIB launch and recovery system. This feature, integrated into the stern of the vessel, will increase safety and reduce the time and manpower required to deploy the vessel’s rigid hull inflatable boat, AM said. It will allow deployment and recovery in less than a minute.
Additional vessel features include a full package of state-of-the-art electronics which contains a Flirt M400 XR High resolution thermal imaging video with tracking to aid in patrol duties along the California coast.
“We are excited to announce another contract for this innovative construction at AAM,” said Ron Wille, president and COO of All American Marine, in a statement. “Our core mission is to build the most technologically advanced ships in the world, and we have already started work on this state-of-the-art patrol vessel.”
CDFW’s mission is to manage California’s diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats on which they depend, for their ecological values and their public use and enjoyment. The mission of CDFW’s Law Enforcement Division is to protect California’s natural resources and ensure public safety through effective and responsive law enforcement.
The semi-displacement catamaran hull of this vessel was developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft. The design incorporates a Teknicraft hull form and is complemented by Teknicraft’s signature integration of a wave breaker which is positioned between the catamaran’s sponsons to break up wave action and provide reduced drag while conducting rescue missions. research.
For the operator, one of the most valuable features of this vessel is the excellent fuel economy. With a 2,000 gallon. full capability, long-range performance was critical to the design process of this ship.