Moose Boats Awarded Contract for North Beach Volunteer Fire Department


Published Mar 26, 2018 9:50 PM by The Maritime Executive

Moose Boats, a boat designer and manufacturer in the San Francisco Bay Area, was awarded a contract from North Beach Volunteer Fire Department in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, for the construction of a M1-46 Fire Rescue Catamaran.

Twin Cummins QSC8.3 600hp turbo diesel propulsion engines, Twin Disc 5075SC transmissions and Hamilton HJ322 water-jets will power the M1-46 aluminum catamaran. North Beach VFD’s new M1 Moose Boat will be equipped with a Hale fire pump flowing 2,500 gallons per minute of fire suppression water, Task Force Tips fire monitors and valves and firefighting foam storage.

The M1 will be equipped with a host of electronics including a Garmin multifunction navigation screens, radar, SideVu? sonar and AIS, Simrad Radio Direction Finder, FLIR stabilized thermal imaging camera and Icom and Sonetics communications equipment to accommodate the wide range of response scenarios North Beach VFD will encounter on the Chesapeake Bay.

The M1-46 catamaran’s large walk-around climate controlled cabin will be outfitted for patient treatment, search and rescue and incident command. The deck will be outfitted for deploying life rafts and dive teams, beach rescue and a large volume discharge for fire suppression water supply to land based apparatus.

North Beach Volunteer Fire Department and Calvert County, Maryland jointly funded the purchase of the new Moose Boat which will respond to incidents on the majority of the western shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

Moose Boats has constructed vessels for some of the most prestigious fire departments throughout the United States including Richmond Fire Department, Tiburon Fire Protection District, San Francisco Airport (SFO) Fire Department and Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District in California, Old Saybrook Fire Department in Connecticut, Lewes Fire Department in Delaware, Anne Arundel County in Maryland, MASSPORT Fire Rescue at Boston Logan Airport, Sandwich Fire Rescue and New Bedford Fire Department in Massachusetts, Northport Fire Department in New York, New Jersey State Police, North Kingstown Fire Rescue in Rhode Island, West Pierce Fire Rescue and Bellingham Fire in Washington.

About Moose Boats

Moose Boats (www.mooseboats.com), headquartered at Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, CA, builds unique, functional, good-looking, rugged boats ranging in sizes 33ft. to 75ft. and beyond for a wide range of applications including commercial, law enforcement, firefighting and government markets. Moose Boats are constructed from all welded aluminum, which makes them enormously strong, lightweight, as well as corrosion and impact resistant. Moose Boats hulls have exceptional stability and superior sea keeping capabilities.

The products and services herein described in this press release are not endorsed by The Maritime Executive.