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Response Boat - Small II

For more photos of the Response Boat-Small II, visit image gallery on Flickr.

Status

The Coast Guard placed a delivery order for 20 response boats-small II (RB-S IIs), worth approximately $8 million, with Metal Shark Aluminum Boats of Jeanerette, Louisiana, Jan. 12, 2018.

One RB-S II was delivered to Maritime Safety and Security Team Honolulu on April 16 and another on April 17, 2018.

To date, 292 of 322 boats ordered have been delivered.

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The response boat-small is a multi-mission platform, used for the full range of Coast Guard missions, including: search and rescue; vessel boarding team deployment and law enforcement missions; port security; drug and migrant interdiction and environmental response operations.

Characteristics

  • Length: 28 feet 8 inches
  • Beam: 8 feet 5 inches
  • Draft: 1 foot 8 inches
  • Displacement: 8,300 pounds
  • Maximum Speed: 40+ knots
  • Range: 150 nautical miles at cruising speed

Features

  • Functional design and focus on crew comfort
  • Standardized communications and navigation suite
  • 360 degrees visibility
  • State-of-the-art shock-mitigating seats
  • Fore and aft gun mounts with a forward shock-mitigating gunners seat
  • Crew restraints
  • Lowering cabin windows
  • 2 NAVNET 3D displays for secondary navigation
  • Cabin integrated ballistics panels for crew protection
  • Left-side coxswain placement