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LATEST UPDATES

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 Coast Guard released a request for information (RFI) Dec. 7, 2018, to gather additional information about the Over the Horizon V cutter boat acquisition. The RFI is available here.


The Coast Guard on Aug. 30, 2018, awarded a firm-fixed price indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to MetalCraft Marine U.S. Incorporated of Cape Vincent, New York, for a fleet of cutter boats-large.

Cutter Boats

For more photos of cutter boats, visit the image gallery on Flickr.


The Coast Guard is acquiring two types of boats to complement its cutter fleet. The long range interceptor II will help cutter crews extend their interdiction range. The over the horizon IV boats will deliver boarding teams to vessels of interest.

Why this program?

While Coast Guard cutters are mission-capable with current boats, the new craft acquired under this program will more specifically meet the Coast Guard’s functional requirements. The LRI-II features increased passenger carrying capability, improved dynamic stability, higher speeds, ballistic protection systems, robust logistics support infrastructure, and appropriate hull designs for stern launch requirements. The OTH-IV features high-speed and larger passenger capacity. Both boats are capable of operating from Coast Guard cutters equipped for stern launch.

How are the cutter boats being acquired?

The cutter boats project will procure up to 10, 35-foot LRI-II, including one for each of the national security cutters. Additionally, the program will procure up to 114, 26-foot OTH-IV, which the Coast Guard will deploy aboard the NSC and some other platforms. With the introduction of the offshore patrol cutter and the polar security cutter approaching, a new project to acquire the next generation OTH, the OTH-V, has been initiated.

 

Cutter boat

For more photos of the Cutter Boats, visit the image gallery on Flickr.


Long Range Interceptor-II

The LRI-II extends the NSC’s and other host vessels’ mission reach, providing high-speed pursuit, interdiction and rescue capabilities.

Characteristics

  • Length: 35 feet
  • Maximum Speed: 40 knots
  • Range: 240 nautical miles

 

Over the Horizon-IV

The OTH-IV is the quick response boat for the NSC and other host vessels.

Characteristics

  • Length: 26 feet
  • Maximum Speed: 40 knots
  • Range: 200 nautical miles

Cutter Boats: In the News

2019

Sept. 4, 2019 - Coast Guard Accepts Delivery of New Cutter Boats

2018

Dec. 17, 2018 - Coast Guard Presents Information to Industry at International WorkBoat Show

Dec. 7, 2018 - Coast Guard Seeks Information to Support Over The Horizon Cutter Boats

Oct. 11, 2018 - Coast Guard Orders Seven Over The Horizon Cutter Boats

Sept. 6, 2018 - Coast Guard Awards Contract For Cutter Boats

April 23, 2018 - Coast Guard Orders Long-Range Interceptor Boat

Feb. 28, 2018 - Coast Guard Orders Six Over-The-Horizon Cutter Boats

Jan. 24, 2018 - Coast Guard Releases Request For Proposal For New Cutter Boats

2017

Sept. 29, 2017 - Coast Guard Cutter James Aids In Maria Response

Sept. 27, 2017 - Coast Guard Cutter Donald Horsley Crew Delivers Supplies To Puerto Rico

Sept. 25, 2017 - Cutter Boats Crucial To Rescues, Navigation In Debris-strewn Waters

Sept. 15, 2017 - National Security Cutter Capabilities Aid Hurricane Irma Relief

2016

July 6, 2016 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders 11 Over-The-Horizon Cutter Boats

June 1, 2016 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders Nine Cutter Boats

2015

Sept. 15, 2015 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders 61 Boats

Feb. 27, 2015 - Acquisition Update: Long-Range Interceptor Boat Delivered To Hamilton

2014

Nov. 25, 2014 - Acquisition Update: Long-Range Interceptor Boat Delivered To Waesche

March 28, 2014 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders Six Over-The-Horizon Cutter Boats

2013

Dec. 12, 2013 - U.S. Coast Guard Orders Four Long-Range Interceptor-II Cutter Boats

July 3, 2013 - Acquisition Update: Long Range Interceptor II Approved for Full-Rate Production

June 6, 2013 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders Sixteen Over-The-Horizon Cutter Boats

May 29, 2013 - LRI-II Marks Operational Success in Pacific Area Drugs Bust

Feb. 6, 2013 - Acquisition Update: Coast Guard Orders Six Over-The-Horizon Cutter Boats