Thomas Marine Delivers Two 38-Foot Police Patrol Boats

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Thomas Marine, Inc. of Patchogue, N.Y., recently delivered two aluminum patrol and rescue boats to the Suffolk County Police Marine Bureau, Great River, N.Y.

The vessels are the first to be specifically designed and built for the police — previously, the department procured stock boats.

The crews made considerable input into the special features, Thomas Marine officials noted. The new boats are equipped with stern rescue platforms, stern doors, keel cooling, with dry exhaust systems, lifting booms, tow bitts, window defrosters, cabin heat, and bunks to accommodate the injured. The boats are equipped with a diesel-powered fire pump that may also be used to pump out a sinking boat. Both of the boats have been designed for all weather use, and will patrol the north and south shores of Long Island in winter and summer.

The boats measure 38 feet long, with a beam of 12 feet 6 inches and a draft of 40 inches. Each boat is powered by two Cummins model V555 engines rated at 215 hp each, producing a cruising speed of 20 knots and a dash speed of more than 22 knots. The engines drive 24-inch, three-blade Federal propellers through Twin Disc 2.47:1 reduction gears. The craft are fitted with keel coolers designed and fabricated by Thomas Marine. The fire-fighting system consists of a 3-inch Jacuzzi pump driven by a three-cylinder, 25-hp Yanmar diesel engine producing 250 gpm at 125 psi.

The hull was designed by Thomas Marine and features a full keel which extends below the prop tip.

Thomas Marine, Inc. is located at 37 Bransford Street, Patchogue, N.Y., 11772. The companyis a well-known builder of custom aluminum fishing boats, workboats, and patrol boats and is fully equipped to provide owners with custom craft to meet any particular requirement. For full information on vessels constructed by Thomas Marine and services offered,

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