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All American Marine Awarded Contract for Innovative Patrol Vessel

All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) is excited to announce award of a contract for an innovative 74’ catamaran patrol vessel.

This aluminum catamaran will serve an integral role patrolling California State waters and international waters along the California Coast, for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). The 74’ x 27.5’ (OAL) twin engine, fixed propeller patrol vessel features will be built to USCG standards.

AllAmericanMarineThe state-of-the-art hydrofoil assisted vessel, from Teknicraft Design, will combine innovative design features critical to modern maritime law enforcement and is based on the All American Marine built Captain Murchison, built for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

One revolutionary feature included in the vessel is Teknicraft ’s Rapid RHIB launching and retrieval system. This feature integrated into the stern of the vessel, will increase safety, and reduce the time and manpower required to deploy the vessels’ rigid hull inflatable boat. It will allow for deployment and retrieval in under 1 minute. Additional vessel features include a complete advanced electronics package which contains a FLIR M400 XR High resolution Thermal Imaging video with tracking to assist with patrol duties along Coastal California.

“We are excited to announce another contract for this innovative build at AAM,” said Ron Wille, President & COO of All American Marine. “Our key mission is to build the most technologically advanced vessels in the world, and we have already started working on this state-of-the-art patrol vessel. The custom Teknicraft Rapid RHIB deployment System ™ will be critical to the CDFW’s patrol and conservation efforts, and we are excited for them to utilize it in California Waters.”

The mission of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. The mission of the Law Enforcement Division of the CDFW is to protect California natural resources and provide public safety through effective and responsive law enforcement. This new vessel will fill a vital role in the Law Enforcement Division for marine enforcement.

The semi-displacement catamaran hull for this vessel was developed by Nic de Waal of Teknicraft Design in Auckland, New Zealand. The design integrates a Teknicraft hull shape and is complemented by Teknicraft’s signature integration of a wave piercer that is positioned between the catamaran sponsons to break up wave action and ensure reduced drag while conducting research missions. For the operator, one of the most valuable features of this vessel is the excellent fuel economy. With a 2000-gallon total capacity, long-range performance was critical to the design process of this vessel. This this custom vessel will serve as a valuable asset for CDFW’s specific mission throughout California waters.

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