Ocean Craft Marine Prepares to deliver a new high–performance craft to NOAA Law Enforcement in Hawaii

July 13, 2021

Annapolis, Maryland – Ocean Craft Marine (Ocean Craft Marine ) is preparing to deliver a custom-designed high-performance boat to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), Pacific Islands Division headquartered in Hawaii.
The Police Patrol Boat is a 9.5 meter Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat (RHIB) that was custom designed for the extreme offshore environs of the open Pacific Ocean waters and the various mission-profiles that are unique to NOAA OLE.


Ocean Craft Marine partnered with the design team at Shockwave Seats® to design and then build a 5-man fully shock-mitigating operator-console.  The console is known as an Integrated Control Environment or “ICE-Console®” and is fully-free-floating with 3-axis of movement while suspended on 12-inches of travel supported by six pneumatic Fox Racing® shock-absorbers.  The ICE Console’s purpose is to insulate the boat’s operators and equipment from the jarring impacts caused by wave action at sea.

law enforcement boat center console

The NOAA 9.5M Law Enforcement Boat is powered by twin 300HP Yamaha® outboard motors, and features the absolute latest state-of-art navigational and communication electronics including a David Clark Company® fully-integrated digital wireless headset-communication-system, FLIR® thermal camera and Furuno HD Radar.

The NOAA 9.5M has a cruise speed of 36MPH while only consuming 20 V-GPH and has a top speed of 58 MPH. The boat is equipped with twin 100-gallon fuel tanks providing for a mission-range of ~360 miles without refueling.

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NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement protects marine wildlife and habitat by enforcing domestic laws and supporting international treaty requirements designed to ensure global resources are available for future generations. OLE special agents, enforcement officers, as well as investigative and mission support staff provide stakeholders with compliance assistance and education about the nation’s marine resource laws.

“The entire Ocean Craft Marine team is most appreciative for the unique opportunity to design and build a very robust and capable maritime asset in support of NOAA OLE’s stated mission,” said Todd Salus, Ocean Craft Marine ’s Vice President.

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