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Coast Guard Accepts Delivery of New Cutter Boats

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Coast Guard crews rigorously tested the first boat of the new fleet of cutter boats-large (CB-Ls) Aug. 22 in Charleston, South Carolina. The CB-Ls will be capable of operating aboard the service’s 210-foot medium endurance cutters, 225-foot seagoing buoy tenders, and Coast Guard cutters Alex Haley and Mackinaw. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Benjamin Norcross.


The Coast Guard took delivery and accepted the first boat in a new fleet of cutter boats-large (CB-Ls) Aug. 22 in Charleston, South Carolina. The CB-Ls will replace the current fleet of 36 cutter boats that operate aboard the service’s 210-foot medium endurance cutters, 225-foot seagoing buoy tenders, and Coast Guard cutters Alex Haley and Mackinaw.

The service completed testing before acceptance and delivery and will conduct additional testing – interface test and evaluation and the operational test and evaluation – over the next few months to verify suitability and effectiveness before moving to full production.

For more information: Cutter Boats program page