SAFE Boats International, a manufacturer of high performance aluminum boats located in Bremerton, Washington has been awarded a contract from United States Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to build up to 52 Coastal Interceptor Vessels (CIV). This contract, should all options be executed, is valued at over $48 million and will provide CBP with a state-of-the-art vessel that meets emerging Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission requirements.
SAFE Boats CIV is a 41’ rugged and highly maneuverable vessel, capable of high speed interceptions and ultra-tight turns in close proximity to other vessels as well as open ocean speeds at well over 54 knots. The CIV can be configured for a number of mission operations including pursuing suspect vessels for the purpose of boarding, searching and, when necessary, arresting violators, seizing the suspect vessel and contraband. SAFE Boats CIV is specifically configured to provide CBP Marine Interdiction Agents a safe working platform with outstanding performance, sea keeping and mission capabilities.
SAFE Boats CIV is a variant of the SAFE 41 Center Console—Offshore, a reliable and proven commercially available Interceptor design that is currently in service with the Royal Bahamian Police, Colombian Navy and a number of private owners.
“We are gratified to be selected and entrusted with this program by the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection”, commented Dennis Morris, President and CEO, “We understand how critical their mission is and believe that the SAFE Boats CIV will insure effective mission execution for years to come.”
With the award of CIV, SAFE Boats is now delivering 3 major US Federal programs including the USCG Over-the-Horizon (OTH) and the US Navy Mk VI High Speed Patrol Boat.