Tuesday, April 10, 2012

US Navy Region Northwest Police, Sea Ark Patrol Boat, RAM Series

Yesterday I took a little detour on my way home from work and swung through the Port of Port Townsend Boat Haven.  I noticed this unique US Navy fast boat in the yard for some work.

It is a US Navy Region Northwest Police patrol boat, or fast patrol boat.  The boat was manufactured in the USA by Sea Ark Marine Arkansas.  The US Navy runs various models of Sea Ark boats, of which this is just one.  This particular boat is one of their custom RAM models that is propelled by two 225 hp Mercury outboard engines.  That's some serious horsepower for a boat that is only about 25 feet long!

These boats are used for patrolling the harbors and US Navy bases, all over the US and where needed overseas.

Here are a few more shots of this US Navy fast boat:

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