SeaArk Marine, Inc. delivered a 36-foot Patrol Boat to the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Police in Stevensville, MD. The 3612-V Dauntless Ram Class vessel is an addition to a similar SeaArk Dauntless patrol boat, and multiple Commander Ram Class patrol boats, previously ordered by the DNR Police through the GSA 1122 program. The vessel, Mattawoman, is tasked with patrolling the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River and surrounding estuaries within the jurisdiction of the Maryland DNR.
The Dauntless Class vessel is based on a proven hull designed by C. Raymond Hunt & Associates, of Boston, MA, and is constructed of all-welded marine grade aluminum. The vessel features a deep-vee variable deadrise hull that produces a smooth, dry and stable ride.
The 36-foot vessel incorporates a 4-man climate controlled pilot house. To facilitate extended patrols, crew accommodations include electric/pneumatic seating, a full galley, V-berth and a marine head. Mission enhancements consist of a Furuno 1832 Radar, Garmin GPS/MAP 4212 bundle, Hurley infra-red camera, ICOM radio and Wing foam collar. The main propulsion engines are twin Cummins 490 HP, QSC 8.3 inboard engines. For onboard electrical service, a 9.0kW Kohler generator is provided. Fully operational, the boat achieves a maximum speed in excess of 31 knots.