Silver Ships delivers four Coastal Fast Response Boats

The four CFRBs are part of a $6.12 million contract for foreign military sales

Silver Ships, of Theodore, has delivered four Coastal Fast Response Boats to the Naval Sea Systems Command, part of a contract award worth $6.12 million. The vessels were designed and constructed as part of the U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sale program and will benefit the NATO Navy, while the other three boats under the contract will be built for a Central American Navy.

The seven military, 46-foot deep-vee hull CFRBs feature specialized communication and navigation equipment and are powered by twin Caterpillar C7 500 hp inboard diesel engines and Hamilton HJX-29 waterjets.

“This is a special category of boat that incorporates some of the best features of our proven Endeavor and Ambar designs. It is uniquely suited as a military, law enforcement, fire or dive platform with more endurance and a cuddy cabin that can support offshore missions of up to several days’ duration,” said Shawn Lobree, Silver Ships director of federal programs.

Silver Ships has worked with the U.S. military for more than 35 years creating mission-specific boats. Headquartered in Theodore, its production facilities produce aluminum boats for military, federal, state and municipal government, as well as commercial applications.

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