The 65’ x 24’ aluminum hydrofoil-assisted catamaran was delivered in 2012, is used by the LA Port Police dive team and features Teknicraft Design’s signature hull shape and hydrofoil technology. The design of the vessel is based upon the previously built R/V Shearwater and R/V Fulmar, which are operated by NOAA throughout California’s four National Marine Sanctuaries. “We specialize in the design and construction of custom vessels but selling another sister ship is a nice testament to the quality of the vessels we construct,” commented Joe Hudspeth, All American Marine’s business development manager.
The vessel serves as a valuable asset to the port police for a wide variety of safety and security missions. One of the key functions of this multipurpose vessel is the ability to conduct oceanographic surveys within the port. By monitoring the seafloor, the LA Port Police can help ensure that America’s largest seaport remains safe and operational. Lt. Michael Capodanno of the LA Port Police commented, “[This Vessel] serves an integral part of securing America’s largest seaport, which helps to keep our country’s economic engine running.”
The vessel’s interior layout has over 150 sq. ft. of wet and dry working space, a fully equipped galley, and comfortable dinette with u-shaped settee. The working deck layout accommodates a hydraulically actuated A-frame, survey winch, and dive platforms. The propulsion package features twin Cummins QSM-11engines, each offering 705 bhp @ 2500 rpm.