Gladding-Hearn nears completion of the first in a 12-boat order for the U.S. NavyJul 30, 2008 12:00 AM
|Approved profile of Gladding-Hearn U.S. Navy Boat|
The all-aluminum boat features a C. Raymond-Hunt-designed deep-V hull, with a CPI Marine fender system, powered by twin MTU diesel engines, connected to joystick-controlled Hamilton water-jets. The pilothouse on a flush deck, with forward-leaning front windows, leads to the forecastle, equipped with a head, galley, berths, and lockers. Recessed rescue platforms are located port and starboard at the vessel’s mid-ship. On the foredeck will be a gun mount.
The interior is outfitted with Shockwave heavy-duty suspension seats, shock-absorbing floor matting, and a heating and air-conditioning system. Equipment includes: integrated navigation systems, crew communication’s and radio systems and thermal-imaging system.Edit Module